[THIN] Microsoft Preps 13 Security Advisories

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thethin.net" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 11:12:10 -0800 (PST)

Arghh..looks like Tuesday is patch day again!
Microsoft Preps 13 Security Advisories 
February 3, 2005

By  Ryan Naraine 
Microsoft's February Patch Day will be a busy one for IT administrators. 

The software giant on Thursday announced plans to release 13 security 
advisories on Feb. 8, including "critical" fixes for Microsoft Office, Windows 
Media Player and MSN Messenger.

Also expected is a cumulative patch to plug known vulnerabilities in the widely 
deployed Internet Explorer browser and updates for Microsoft SharePoint 
Services, Microsoft .NET Framework and Visual Studio.

In all, Microsoft Corp. plans to release nine bulletins affecting products that 
ship with the Microsoft Windows operating system. This will include a planned 
fix for Internet Explorer. 
A separate advisory affecting Microsoft Windows, Windows Media Player and MSN 
Messenger also will be released with patches. The maximum severity rating for 
this patch is "critical," Microsoft said.

The bulletin with patches for Microsoft Office and Visual Studio also carries a 
"critical" rating, while patches for Microsoft SharePoint Services will be 
released with "moderate" severity ratings.

The company also plans to issue an "important" fix for bugs in its .NET 

It is not yet known whether a promised update to tweak the way Windows Media 
Player handles the download of DRM (digital rights management) licenses will be 
released next Tuesday.


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