Microsoft's Tuesday Patch Douses Flame Malware

By Tim Greene, NetworkWorld Jul 8, 2012 10:34 pm

When Patch Tuesday rolls around next week, Microsoft will address three critical security issues using an improved version of Windows Update that closes a loophole exploited by Flame malware.

That update to Windows Update has been distributed by Microsoft since the middle of last month but missed June's Patch Tuesday. The fix is important because it addresses the flaw that allowed Flame's authors to certify that malware they were sending to victim machines was authenticated by Microsoft, making the malware as trusted as an actual Windows security update.

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