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Microsoft Patches 25 Vulnerabilities in Windows, Office & Exchange

Apr 15, 2010

Microsoft urged users to immediately apply two of the 11 updates, which address major bugs in Windows Media Player and an important video file format, to block drive-by attacks that will quickly spread on the Web.  The media player bug is a movies-to-malware situation, where you’re watching a video but actually being hijacked by a PC hacker.

Another series of patches addresses vulnerability in Windows, XP, Vista & Server 2007 that if not corrected, could be used o hijack a PC if “a user opened a specially crafted .avi file containing an MPEG Layer-3 audio stream.

In all, the patches fixed five flaws that were flagged “important” by Microsoft, another one was tagged moderate and last 5 were deemed critical.

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