Microsoft Patchday June 2009: 28 security vulnerabilities fixed
With ten update packages for 28 security vulnerabilities the June Patchday has been a little more extensive than previously. Among other programs Microsoft Office, the Internet explorer and windows itself are affected.
Among the fixed vulnerabilities is a problem of the Internet Explorer (versions 5.01 to 8) that could make it possible to infect systems via a specially prepared website. Another update affected Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and the converters of Works have been patched. In Excel for example seven possibilities to compromise an infected system with special files have been fixed. The updates for the RPC Marshalling Engine have been rated important by Microsoft. Windows search is also affected by the updates which prevent that information is given to unauthorized persons.
More information can be found in the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2009. It is still unclear when the security vulnerability of Direct Show will be fixed.