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.
- Adobe Scan can now automatically turn business cards into phone contacts
- Microsoft Office’s new redesign puts web and desktop versions on equal footing
- Hackers can purchase government login credentials for cheap on the dark web
- A brand-new Mac can be hacked remotely during its first Wi-Fi connection
- You’ll want to perk up when it comes to the new ‘Lazy State’ Intel CPU bug