Microsoft to issue six critical updates on patch Tuesday but no fix for DirectShow offered

News by Dan Raywood

Microsoft is to offer ten updates as part of its monthly patch Tuesday update with six labelled as critical, three as important and one as moderate.

Microsoft is to offer ten updates as part of its monthly patch Tuesday update with six labelled as critical, three as important and one as moderate.

 

A security update claimed that two critical, three important and one moderate updates will be for Windows, while the four other critical updates will be for Internet Explorer, Word, Excel and Office.

 

Microsoft spokesperson Jerry Bryant claimed that in addition, updates will be released for the remaining affected products in security bulletin MS09-017. This was released in May with updates for the Windows platform due to active attacks and available updates for the entire platform to protect customers immediately.

 

 

Bryant said: “We are not announcing an update for the DirectShow vulnerability addressed inSecurity Advisory 971778. Our security teams are working hard on a security update that addresses this issue to protect customers, but we do not yet have an update that has reached the appropriate level of quality for broad distribution.

 

“We continue to monitor the situation closely and suggest customers follow the guidance provided in the advisory. This includes the ‘Fix it for Me' solution in the associated Knowledge Base article, which provides a quick and easy workaround to protect customers from possible attacks. If this doesn't work in your environment, please reference the KB article for several other possible workarounds.”

 

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