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    Patch Tuesday: Time to use the Flame-retardant Windows Update client


    Patch Tuesday: Time to use the Flame-retardant Windows Update client

    Updated Windows Update software fixes vulnerabilities exploited by Flame malware

    By Tim Greene, Network World
    July 05, 2012 04:55 PM ET

    When Patch Tuesday rolls around next week, Microsoft will address three critical securityissues using an improved version of Windows Update that closes a loophole exploited byFlame 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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    Microsoft to patch under-attack XML bug next week


    Microsoft to patch under-attack XML bug next week

    Patch Tuesday will also include an unexpected update for IE9

    By Gregg Keizer | Computerworld

    Microsoft Thursday confirmed that it will patch a vulnerability in Windows next week that has been exploited by an increasing number of attacks.

    Initially, experts wondered whether Microsoft would patch the XML Core Services (MSXML) vulnerability in Windows that it first acknowledged June 12, but failed to fix even as attacks leveraging the flaw steadily ramped up.

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