Microsoft Patchday April 2009: Eight updates released
As every month Microsoft delivered some security fixes for operating systems and other applications - this time eight bulletins are released.
On the April Patchday Microsoft has released eight updates to close different security leaks. Affected applications are Microsoft Office, the Internet Explorer and DirectX. The updates prevent attackers to load and run malware via the internet and cause trouble in the affected programs. The April updates are also said to fix the Excel problem that hasn't been fixed in March.
Furthermore the patch is supposed to fix another weak point in the forefront which would make it possible to paralyze the Microsoft security software. A security vulnerability in Powerpoint that has been announced in early April has not been dealt with though.
More details about the updates can be found in the "Security Bulletin Advance Notification". The patches can be applied via Microsoft Update.