There will be a total of 10 security updates tomorrow for Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday, the company has said in its security bulletin.
Three vulnerabilities in Windows (affecting Windows 2000, XP, XP Professional edition, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008, Office 2000, 2003, 2007 and XP, and Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008 for the Mac) could let attackers elevate privileges, while another moderate vulnerability in Windows could enable information disclosure.
Other patches cover Office Excel Viewer; Office Word Viewer; Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats; Works 8.5 and 9.0; and Office SharePoint Server.
Meanwhile, Adobe will be offering security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat versions 7.x, 8.x and 9.x for Windows and Macintosh. These will be the first quarterly security update for its PDF software. The updates will be available from the Adobe site.
- Microsoft’s Windows 7 Meltdown update granted access to all data in memory
- Intel decides not to patch Spectre vulnerability for older processors
- AMD is working on fixes for the reported Ryzenfall, MasterKey vulnerabilities
- Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 patch will address Spectre Variant 2 CPU flaw
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