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Microsoft Security Bulletins

June 2005

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Microsoft released 10 new Security Bulletins this month with patches to fix 12 new vulnerabilities. Three of the bulletins are ranked as Critical by Microsoft, 4 are Important and the remaining 3 are Moderate.

The MS05-025 Security Bulletin comes with the ever-popular "cumulative update for Internet Explorer" patch. Aside from repairing all previous holes and flaws, the patch also addresses 2 new vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker to install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights if the user has administrative privileges on the computer.

The other two Critical bulletins are related to issues with HTML Help and SMB (used by NetBIOS to share files and folders). Like the Internet Explorer vulnerabilities, these can each be exploited remotely and may result in an attacker being able to take complete control of the vulnerable target system.

To view a summary of the June bulletin, visit Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June, 2005. Click the links below to view the individual Microsoft Security Bulletins and to download any patches that might be required for your system. You can also visit Windows Update to automatically determine what patches or updates your system needs.

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