Microsoft will release three patches for its Windows and Office software platforms on Tuesday (12 July 2005) as part of its monthly patching cycle.
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One of the Windows fixes has been deemed as “critical” by Microsoft, as is patch affecting Office.
Such a rating usually means that remote hackers could completely take over a user’s machine without any user interaction, unless the patch is installed.
The notice did not specify whether one of the patches will address a flaw in the Internet Explorer browser, which Microsoft recently provided a workaround for.
There will also be a “high-priority” update for the Office suite of products, which is unrelated to security.