Microsoft planning quiet Patch Tuesday (1 critical)

Microsoft to patch Windows worm holeMicrosoft plans to ship a solitary security bulletin next Tuesday with fixes for a serious security problem in its flagship Windows operating system.

The bulletin will carry a “critical” rating, which means that exploitation of the vulnerability could allow the propagation of an Internet worm without user action.

According to an advance notice issued by Redmond, the flaw is rated critical on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

On Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, the severity is downgraded to “moderate.”

Technical details on this issue will not be publicly available until Microsoft ships the patch on January 13, 2009.

[Source: zdnet]