Security Bulletins for January 2007

19 Jan 2007

Security bulletin MS07-002, originally released this month, has been re-released. This update patches against vulnerabilities that could potentially allow for remote code execution or elevation of privilege on affected computers. Affected applications include Excel 2000, Excel 2002, Excel 2003, Excel Viewer 2003, Microsoft Works Suites 2004 and 2005, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac and Microsoft Office v.X for Mac.

Users are advised to patch their systems against these vulnerabilities immediately. Patches can be downloaded via links posted within the appropriate Security Bulletins or by visiting Microsoft Update.

11 January 2007

Security bulletin MS06-016, originally released in April last year, has been re-released. This update introduces revised patch against vulnerabilities included in Security Bulletins for April 2006.

Users are advised to patch their systems against these vulnerabilities immediately. Patches can be downloaded via links posted within the appropriate Security Bulletins or by visiting Microsoft Update.

10 January 2007

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January reports the release of four patches, three of which are rated "critical". An end-user version of this update summary is also available.

These updates patch against vulnerabilities that could potentially allow for remote code execution or elevation of privilege on affected computers. In addition to the Windows operating systems, affected applications include Internet Explorer, Office, Excel, Excel Viewer, Works Suite, Outlook, Project and Visio.

Users are advised to patch their systems against these vulnerabilities immediately. Patches can be downloaded via links posted within the appropriate Security Bulletins or by visiting Microsoft Update.

Important:
We recommend that users patch their systems by downloading and installing critical Microsoft updates as soon as possible.

Users are also encouraged to update their antivirus software daily and to install a firewall on their computers, if they have not done so already. For more information on firewalls, please read Microsoft's tutorial on how to protect your PC.

Microsoft Security Updates Summary for January
Technical Summary of January Security Bulletins

Security Bulletins for January 2007 Severity

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