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Critical hole in Microsoft Windows kernel patched

Today Microsoft issued six security bulletins that fixed 15 vulnerabilities. The patches included a critical patch for holes in the Windows kernel and other Windows and Microsoft Office components that could allow an attacker to take control of a computer. Microsoft said, in a blog post, that the critical vulnerability affecting the Kernel-Mode Drivers was publicly disclosed and could be used to create a Web page that could contain malware designed to exploit the hole on systems that visit the page.

Software that is affected by the patches includes Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Office XP, Office 2003, 2007 Microsoft Office System, Office 2004 for Mac, and Office 2008 for Mac, according to the bulletin.

Please see the CNET article and Microsoft articles linked above for further information.

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