Microsoft released six critical patches, updated a malware tool and made available a series of lower-priority patches.
Automatic downloads didn't work, however, due to network problems, according to Microsoft executives. The patches are available at TechNet.
The critical updates were for gaps that could allow malware to execute in Windows Shell, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and XML Core Services, as well as a fix for its Server Service, which could allow denial-of-service attacks.
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