Patch Tuesday again: 6 updates for XP, 4 for Office

, posted: 12-Jul-2006 08:58

WUpdate July 06

Better than last month, but still, a large number of security related patches. For XP, there are two Remote Code Execution fixes for the DHCP and Server services, and one data compromise issue fix for .NET Framework 2.0; one fix for STOP 0xD problems on XP SP2 machines and the familiar ole Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.

The Office patches are for sorting out the PNG and GIF graphics file vulnerabilities that could allow people to execute malicious code on your machine, and two local "root" privileges elevation issues.

I'm getting the option Network Diagnostics Tool too. It provides:

IP configuration test
Default gateway test
Winsock test
DNS test
Firewall test
Internet connectivity validation test

Can't hurt to improve on XP's rather deficient set of IP network tools.

And no, Microsoft: not downloading that malware of yours, the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification. If you run Windows Update, make sure to use the Custom option every time, instead of the Express one to avoid the WGAN rubbish.

Other related posts:
Fighting with Windows 8
The Windows Phone 7.5 bouncing tiles bug
Windows Live Essentials betas seem good, but oh so flaky

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