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Microsoft Releases New Batch of Patches

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Microsoft Releases New Batch of Patches

By Brian Krebs

washingtonpost.com Staff Writer

Tuesday, July 13, 2004; 5:35 PM

Microsoft Corp. today issued two "critical" software updates for its Windows operating system, bringing to 12 the total number of critical software fixes the company has released so far in 2004 and putting the focus once again on the security of Microsoft's widely used Internet Explorer Web browser.

The two patches deal with security holes in the Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems. The first involves a flaw in "task scheduler," a program that allows Windows users to run applications at scheduled intervals. The other resides in Microsoft's built-in "HTML Help" function, which offers tips on using Windows programs.

Stephen Toulouse, Microsoft's security program manager, said both vulnerabilities could be exploited via Internet Explorer if hackers can trick computer users into visiting a Web site designed to target the security holes.

If left unpatched, Microsoft said computers running the vulnerable Windows versions could be remotely controlled by hackers. Microsoft rates security flaws as "critical" if they can be easily exploited, such as by an Internet worm that can infect a computer without a user having to click on an infected e-mail attachment or download a file from the Internet.

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