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Office and Windows fixes star in quiet Patch Tuesday

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September's Patch Tuesday will include five bulletins, none of which are rated as critical.

The patch batch marks the first update in recent times that omits any critical bugs but that's not to say it ought to be ignored.

Vulnerability scanning and security services firm Qualys says attention should be directed towards flaws in Microsoft Office which pose a code execution risk. Excel 2003 through Excel 2010 and Office 2003 through Office 2010 will need patching. Another high priority update covers an as-yet-unspecified remote code execution flaw in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008.

Microsoft's pre-alert announcement can be found here. Additional commentary from Qualys is here. ®

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