Microsoft Releases IE Patch for Windows XP Optimization

Microsoft released the initial notification of the latest security patch updates are released on Tuesday (07/13/2010). In total there are 5 vulnerabilities that will be addressed by these patches.

For Windows XP there are two patches are released. Respectively for the problems that have been disclosed to Microsoft, but has never been solved. One is the vulnerability of so-called zero-day in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that help system disclosed a month ago by Travis Ormandy.

Patch will be the last for Windows XP SP2 because Microsoft will soon discontinue technical support for these operating systems. Today is also the last day security update for Windows 2000 and certainly will end support from Microsoft without a new patch again.

Other vulnerabilities to be addressed is the weakness that has been known since May lalupada 64-bit version of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Although technically this vulnerability, including critical, Microsoft said that it would be very difficult to exploit. For Windows Vista does not have weaknesses that need to be addressed.

Two other recent patch update is intended for Microsoft Office. One of the critical updates are categorized and the other is an important update. All support the version of Office but Office 2010 has just been released.

This patch negate some of the holes of Internet Explorer (IE) that is described in Bulletin MS09-035 and Microsoft Security Advisory (973882). According to Microsoft, the hole allows remote code execution when a user sees "custom-made web page" with IE.

This security update also deal with three holes of IE were reported in private. Update security hole overcome this by modifying the way IE handles objects in memory and the operating table
These updates are categorized as "Critical" to:
• IE 5:01 and 6 Service Pack 1 - Windows 2000.
• IE 6, 7, and 8 - Windows XP.
• IE 7 and 8 - Windows Vista.

But the update is considered a "Moderate" to:
• IE 6, 7, and 8 - Windows Server 2003.
• IE 7 and 8 - Windows Server 2008.