Microsoft to roll out critical Windows patch tomorrow
Microsoft sends out warning of its Windows operating system patch set to release tomorrow (Tuesday) from Windows XP all the way through Windows 7. The critical security patch, a vulnerability whose exploitation could allow the propagation of an Internet worm without user action, addresses a flaw that could allow remote code execution on systems.
Windows 7 32bit, and Windows 32bit with Service Pack 1 are both effected as well Windows 7 64bit versions both with and without service pack 1. Windows XP service pack 3 32bit and Windows XP 64bit service pack 2 will also need to path their systems.
Windows server editions will also receive the patch on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit systems, Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit with service pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium-based systems and service pack 1 Itanium-based systems.
The software giant has also made note of another bug that could result in DoS (Denial of Service) attacks on Windows XP service pack 3 through Windows 7 operating systems, labeling the patch as “Important” on its website.