Microsoft to release four critical patches

News 5 Sep, 2008

September's Patch Tuesday will see four updates, all involving remote code execution.

Microsoft will fix four critical flaws in next week’s so-called Patch Tuesday update, according to a security bulletin.

All involve remote code execution in Microsoft products. The first affects Windows Media Player 11 across various operating systems, while the second affects Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET Framework, Office, SQL Server, Visual Studio.

The third update concerns a Windows Media Encoder problem in Windows and the fourth fixes flaws the Office suite.

More details and patches will be available from the Microsoft site on Tuesday.

In August, Microsoft delivered 12 critical patches. Earlier this summer, the software giant said it would be giving out patching details to selected security vendors in advance of them being made public, to give them a head start over hackers.