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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Microsoft Black Tuesday : It's patching time!

Yep, it's that time of the month again. Microsoft has released five new security bulletins today and has updated one prior bulletin. Here are the details:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-013
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (912812)
Severity: Critical

(edit: If you run into issues with 06-013.. make sure you try THIS FIRST before uninstalling it : Internet Explorer ActiveX compatibility patch for Mshtml.dll)

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-014
Vulnerability in the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Function Could Allow Code Execution (911562)
Severity: Critical

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-015
Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution
(908531) Severity: Critical

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-016
Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express (911567)
Severity: Important

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-017
Vulnerability in Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions Could Allow Cross-Site Scripting (917627)
Severity: Moderate

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-005 (Updated)
Vulnerability in Windows Media Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (911565)
Severity: Critical

If you didn't understand anything I wrote, you may as well check out my article about security for the computer challenged individuals.



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