Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Five New Microsoft Security Patches

Microsoft has released five updates for its products.

The first of these, according to "Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013", is the much-awaited update for Internet Explorer to correct serious vulnerabilities through which an attacker could take control of a compromised system, installing programs with serious consequences or launching tasks without the system owner realizing.

The second, in bulletin MS06-013, corrects an error in MDAC (Microsoft Data Access Components), and can also allow a user to run code on affected systems (Microsoft Data Access Components, Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 y Windows XP).

A third vulnerability, also critical as it allows the remote execution of code, affects Windows Explorer and is described in "Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-015".

It affects Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 98 and Windows ME.Other vulnerabilities, less serious according to Microsoft, affect Outlook Express (described in bulletin MS06-015) and FrontPage Server extensions (in bulletin MS06-017).

We would like to draw readers' attention to the seriousness of these problems and remind them to install updates as soon as possible. In this case it is particularly important, as by allowing the installation of programs, these vulnerabilities create the perfect environment for the entry of new malware used inside cyber-crime.

Further information about these bulletins is available at:

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