Microsoft warns of 5 “critical” security holes

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:26 pm

Microsoft Corp. on issued five “critical” security patches to fix flaws in its software that the company warned could allow attackers to take control of a user’s computer.

Microsoft, whose Windows operating system runs on 90 percent of the world’s computers, issued the patches as part of its monthly security bulletin.

The company said four of the “critical” patches fixed holes in its Windows operating system. Microsoft also issued another security update for Windows it rated at the lower threat level of “important.”

The other “critical” patch targeted Microsoft’s XML Core Services package.

Source: Yahoo


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