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Microsoft deals with eight security vulnerabilities

Patch Tuesday covers issues with Windows, Media Server and Office

As part of its regular patch release cycle, Microsoft on Tuesday issued alerts on the following security bulletins:

MS08-052 (Maximum severity of Critical): This update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities in MicrosoftWindows, which could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a specially crafted image file using affected software.

MS08-053 (Maximum severity of Critical): This update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, which could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a specially crafted Web page, allowing an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability to take complete control of an affected system.

MS08-054 (Maximum severity of Critical): This update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, which could allow remote code execution when a specially crafted audio file is streamed from a Windows Media server allowing an attacker to take complete control of an affected system.

MS08-055 (Maximum severity of Critical): This update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office, which could allow remote code execution if a user clicks a specially crafted OneNote URL, giving full access to an attacker who could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.