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Microsoft Patches Old Bugs

Two year old bug finally gets patched
By: Sean Kalinich | Posted: Nov 12, 2008 10:29 am

The Rapid Security Team over at Microsoft has rushed out a patch for a two year old bug that affects Windows and Office.


According to hacks over at the Inq this bug has been out and known for two years yet for some reason it has never been exploited by the forces of evil.


Read the Inq's comments here


Microsoft's Bulletin is here


Microsoft Patches Old Bugs


To prove that it is really on the ball when it comes to security, Vole's rapid reaction security teams released two updates. The most important one, MS08-069, fixes three separate flaws in XML Core Services.


Ben Greenbaum, a senior research manager at Symantec, said that it was important that Microsoft got around to fixing the XML Core Services vulnerability because it was possible for a hacker to exploit over the Internet.


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