Microsoft issues first security patch for Windows Vista

Microsoft has issued its first security patch to the new Windows Vista operating system.

Microsoft has issued its first security patch to the new Windows Vista operating system.

Vista, which isn’t expected to be on the market until late this year, is vulnerable to the same graphics Windows Meta File (WMF) vulnerability as other Windows products on the market.

Microsoft has issued a similar patch for Vista to the one it issued for the other Windows systems two weeks ago.

The vulnerability potentially allows remote hackers to take over a user’s machine if they visit a malicious website loaded with rogue graphics code.

The patch for Vista applies to users of a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Vista released in December, a version available to Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Universal subscribers and beta testers.

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