In the next Patch Tuesday, Microsoft will correct critical flaws in Windows and Office. In total, four bulletins are planned to be released covering several security holes with different ratings, including the failure reported by a Google researcher earlier last month, targeting the Windows Help and Support Center.
In the two Windows bug reports, only what addresses bug fixes in Windows XP is rated critical. The same classification has a bulletin aimed at correcting flaws in Access, from Office, for the 2003 and 2007 versions of the software. Faults in Outlook (2002, 2003 and 2007), Windows Server 2003 and the less serious 64-bit version of Windows 7 are also fixed.
It is recalled that the failure involving Microsoft’s Windows Help and Support Center has been carefully monitored by the company, after several exploits, in the problem affecting Windows XP and Server 2003.
It was in the scope of this monitoring that the company published, last week on its website for programmers, information about the attacks already registered from the security breach, by regions and countries. Portugal led the table of countries most affected by attempted attacks taking advantage of the security breach.