Microsoft August 2008 Security Updates - gHacks Tech News

Microsoft August 2008 Security Updates

Microsoft has just released the security patches of the August 2008 Patch Day, a total of eleven updates for various Microsoft operating systems and products that are recommended updates. Six of the eleven updates are critical updates while the remaining five are classified as important.

The easiest way to obtain those updates would be to head over to Windows Updates and install them directly from there. This option is only valid if Internet Explorer is used to open the website.

Users who prefer to download the patches manually can head over to the Microsoft Download Center and download the patches from there for their operating system. The following is a list of the security updates that have been made available:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-041 – Critical - Vulnerability in the ActiveX Control for the Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955617)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-042 – Important - Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955048)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-043 – Critical - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954066)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-044 – Critical - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Filters Could Allow Remote Code Execution (924090)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-045 - Critical - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (953838)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-046 – Critical - Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Image Color Management System Could Allow Remote Code Execution (952954)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-047 – Important - Vulnerability in IPsec Policy Processing Could Allow Information Disclosure (953733)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-048 - Important - Security Update for Outlook Express and Windows Mail (951066)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-049 – Important - Vulnerabilities in Event System Could Allow Remote Code Execution (950974)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-050 – Important - Vulnerability in Windows Messenger Could Allow Information Disclosure (955702)
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-051 – Critical - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949785)

As you can see a wide variety of Microsoft software programs and operating systems is affected.

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