Microsoft released only two patches for their products on this November's Patch Tuesday. The Microsoft Security Bulletins MS08-069 and MS08-068 patched two vulnerability with the status critical and important.
The vulnerability rated as critical could allow remote code execution in the in Microsoft XML Core Services while the vulnerability rated important could allow remote code execution in Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol.
Both security vulnerabilities can be fixed by using Windows Update or by downloading the security updates directly from the Microsoft Download website by following the two links given above in this article.
This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003, and Moderate for all supported editions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
This security update is rated Critical for Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 and Important for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0, Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0, and Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
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