Patch Tuesday May Slow down Zero-Day Office Attacks


The rash of zero-day attacks on Microsoft Office apps may be set back a bit following next week's Patch Tuesday release, which will feature three patches that affect Office, at least one of which should have a critical rating.


(We wish we could be more specific, but for some reason Microsoft elects to be pretty arcane in its advance descriptions of Patch Tuesday.)


Another "important" fix will address Microsoft Visual Studio, and Redmond's consumer security package is the subject of another bulletin.


The last several months have seen a rash of zero-day attacks on Word and Excel, primarily through old-fashioned e-mail attachments.

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