TechnologyAccounting SoftwareMicrosoft issues critical security updates

Microsoft issues critical security updates

Microsoft has released software updates - three rated as 'critical' and one 'important' - targeting more than 20 vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems.

Link: Microsoft seeks security overhaul

The critical updates cover a series of remote access and denial of service-type attacks that could be carried out within various aspects of Windows XP, 2000, NT4, 98 and Server 2003, as well as a cumulative update for a remote code execution flaw in Outlook Express 5.5 and 6.

The ‘important’ update affects the same versions of Windows, but plugs a remote code execution hole in the Jet Database Engine.

These latest releases bring the number of updates since Microsoft began releasing its patches on a monthly basis last year to 14. Of these, seven have been identified as critical.

Microsoft advises users to download and install the updates immediately. More information is available here.

Related Articles

Accountancy in the digital age: Flexibility, agility, efficiency

Accounting Software Accountancy in the digital age: Flexibility, agility, efficiency

2w Pegasus Software | Sponsored
Sage purchases Intacct in its largest ever acquisition

Accounting Software Sage purchases Intacct in its largest ever acquisition

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
5 tips for SMEs to protect cash flow

Accounting Software 5 tips for SMEs to protect cash flow

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
UK behind foreign markets in digital accounting, but gap is narrowing

Accounting Software UK behind foreign markets in digital accounting, but gap is narrowing

7m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
The rise of the progressive accountant

Accounting Software The rise of the progressive accountant

7m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Making Tax Digital: Revolution or revolt?

Accounting Software Making Tax Digital: Revolution or revolt?

8m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Making Tax Digital: Is HMRC’s recent system fault a cause for concern?

Accounting Software Making Tax Digital: Is HMRC’s recent system fault a cause for concern?

8m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Four reasons why SME owners should switch to cloud accounting

Accounting Software Four reasons why SME owners should switch to cloud accounting

9m Emma Smith, Managing Editor