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Microsoft Releases Two New Patches

Associated Press News Wire (
Tue, 10 Jan 2006 21:19:57 -0600

Microsoft Releases Two Security Patches
Tue Jan 10, 5:08 PM ET

Microsoft Corp. released two patches Tuesday that carry its maximum
rating of critical, to fix software problems that could allow an
attacker to take control of another person's computer.

Microsoft said one patch is to fix a flaw in Windows desktop and
server software that could let an attacker gain control of an
Internet-connected computer if a user were tricked into visiting a
malicious Web site. The fix is for operating systems dating back to
Windows 2000.

The other patch is to fix a flaw in the part of Microsoft's Office
business software and Exchange Server software that lets users change
and manage language preferences. The fix is for versions of the
software dating back to Office 2000.

The patches, released Tuesday as part of Microsoft's regular monthly
security update, follow the release last week of another critical fix
for a flaw in an element of Windows that is used to view images.

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