Microsoft fixes several critical flaws

microsoft_logoThe Redmond company released 6 security bulletins with according patch-sets for this November Black Tuesday. These patches close security holes mainly in Microsoft Office and in the Windows Kernel which allow for example for drive-by-downloads, privilege escalation and remote code injection and execution.

Affected are all Microsoft operating systems (including Server 2008 core installations) and nearly all Office versions – as well as the office viewers. Installing the updates fast is recommended as according to Microsofts threat matrix it is very likely that exploits for these vulnerabilities will appear very soon on the Internet.

Dirk Knop
Technical Editor