Microsoft Releases Critical Security Updates for October 2005

It is recommended that Windows users download and install three critical security updates which have been released for October 2005. The updates are for computers running Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and, in some cases, Windows 98 and ME. The updates correct vulnerabilities that could permit an unauthorized party to remotely execute programs on an un-patched computer. The critical security updates correct recent vulnerabilities identified in the Windows Internet Explorer Web browser.

Critical security updates and other important updates are available for download at the Windows update Web site, This update service only works from the Internet Explorer Web browser.

The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) may be used to verify the need for these and other critical Windows operating system and application security patches. MBSA, version 2.0, is available for free at

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