Microsoft warns of five critical patches

Microsoft has announced that April’s security update will contain five patches, including a fix for the ‘CreateTextRange’ vulnerability.

Stephen Toulouse, of the Microsoft Security Response Center, writes in the team blog that four of the patches will address problems in Windows, while a fifth will target flaws affecting Windows and Office.

The Windows patches will rank as Critical and include a cumulative fix for IE which will address the ‘CreateTextRange’ vulnerability. The Office patch will come in at Moderate.

The CreatTextRange fix will be welcome to many businesses worried about tales of exploits circulating ever since the bug was publicly disclosed in March.

Just days later, numerous websites were discovered that had been set up to exploit the flaw.

Although security companies offered temporary fixes, Microsoft advised against using them and instead to wait until it had thoroughly tested the patch it was working on.

The security updates will be released next Tuesday along with an updated version of the Malicious Software Removal Tool.

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