| By Susan Bradley |
We have an especially light Patch Tuesday for May — which is a relief, given the massive batch released in April.
If one of this month’s updates looks familiar to you, it should — we’re updating PowerPoint again. But I’m also giving the OK sign for Windows SP1.
PowerPoint patches get a second try
This time, Microsoft is giving us a two-for-one update: it fixes April’s PowerPoint update (MS11-022, KB 2464588) and patches yet another remote-attack vulnerability. The fix addresses an issue I warned you about last month, in which files could not be opened because of corrupted background images. (Microsoft released hotfix KB 2543241 to fix that problem.)
Office 2004 and 2008 for Macintosh also need updates, but their patches will be released at a later date. PowerPoint 2007 users will see KB 2540162 offered up for the Office Compatibility Pack.
The bad news: if you installed the hotfix in KB2543241 (corrupted images), and you use Microsoft’s Windows Software Update Services, WSUS will not detect that you need KB 2545814.
► What to do: Install KB 2535802, KB 2535812 or KB 2535818 for PowerPoint 2002, 2003, or 2007, respectively.
Vulnerability in WINS … what is WINS?
Most of us will never see this update; KB 2524426 is only for Windows 2003 servers with Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) installed.