Microsoft plans to issue two emergency patches next week that fix vulnerabilities in the Internet Explorer browser and Visual Studio developer suite that allow attackers to remotely execute malware.
The patches, which will be delivered on Tuesday, will be only the third time Microsoft has issued an out-of-band security patch in the past 25 months. That suggests the updates are serious enough to warrant the extra fuss. … In an advanced notice published late Friday, the company gave few details about the vulnerability.
[Date: 25 July 2009: Source: Microsoft to issue emergency patches Tuesday â€¢ The Register