Microsoft releases six patches for Windows, Office

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

Redmond (WA) – Microsoft’s October patch day brings six security updates addressing “critical” and “important” vulnerabilities  in the firm’s Windows and Office software.

The updates address vulnerabilities outlined in the security bulletins MS07-055 – MS07-060, patching four remote execution, one denial of service and on elevation of privilege issue. Of those six updates, five affect Windows directly (four relate to Windows XP and three to Windows Vista), while one bulletin is limited to the Office suite.   

The updates released today can be downloaded via Microsoft’s Technet pages.