March Patch Tuesday …. pay attention Mac users

This patch Tuesday has been relatively quiet with Microsoft only issuing two patches, of which, both bulletins they rate as only important.

Privately disclosed vulnerabilities in Movie Maker, Movie Producer and Excel could lead to remote code being executed with the same privileges as the current user.

Apple users take note: Microsoft Office 2004 and Office 2008 for the Mac’s are currently affected by the MS10-017. As such, Mac Microsoft Office users will need to download and install an update to protect themselves.

Unfortunately, today’s patches do not address the VBScript RCE IE vulnerability mentioned in Microsoft’s advisory from the first of this month ( Advisory 981169 ).

For more information about these threats, please see the SophosLabs Vulnerability Analysis page.