Some critical updates

for various MS based Operating Systems today :

MS03-48 : Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (824145) - Severity : Critical - Issued: November 11, 2003

MS03-49 : Buffer Overrun in the Workstation Service Could Allow Code Execution (828749) - Severity : Critical - Issued: November 11, 2003

MS03-51 : Buffer Overrun in Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions Could Allow Code Execution (813360) - Severity : Critical - Issued: November 11, 2003

If you've been following and updating your systems as suggested here on, and you're running windows XP (SP1), you don't need to run the MS03-49 patch, since those files were already included in the MS03-043 patch that was released last month. Windows 2000 users should apply this new one nonetheless, as some files have changed for them.

With those critical OS patches out of the way, we head on and have some important application patches to install as well :

MS03-50 : Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel Could Allow Arbitrary Code to Run (831527) - Severity : Important - Issued: November 11, 2003

If you don't feel like downloading and applying seperate patches - or are not interested in searching for the correct version of the patch, point your browser to Windows Update for Microsoft Windows based operating systems and to Office Update for Microsoft Office application patches and updates.

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