August Patch Tuesday with 12 security updates

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This month, Microsoft will release 12 updates security, seven of which are critical. The latter refer to flaws in Internet Explorer, Access, Windows Media Player and Office.

According to Microsoft, patches intended for Office include two updates for PowerPoint and Excel applications. Of the remaining five updates scheduled for this month, considered important, four are for Windows and one for suite Office productivity.

Two of patches programmed for Windows affect other programs, including Outlook Express and Windows Mail, as well as Windows Messenger.

Older versions of the operating system, such as Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003, are the main ones affected by patches critics. Windows Vista will be entitled to two important updates. One for Internet Explorer 7 and one for Windows Media Player 11.

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