12/13/2005

Microsoft Released December Critical Patches

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:36 pm

Microsoft released December updates. In this month update Microsoft fixed critical flaws in Internet Explorer (MS05-054). This update resolves several newly-discovered, publicly and privately reported vulnerabilities. If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately.

The second Security Bulletin (MS05-055) is a fix to vulnerability in Windows kernel that is rated as important. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

You can download these updates from Windows Update or directly from the above links

 

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