Media formats to be the focus of upcoming Microsoft patches

Critical patches for IE, DirectX and Windows Media

Microsoft will issue seven security updates next Tuesday, including critical sets of patches for Windows and Internet Explorer.

The three critical updates are all for Windows components, Microsoft said in a

Microsoft has said that it will fix a flaw in the way certain configurations of the Windows operating system look up DNS (Domain Name System) information, telling them how to connect with other computers on the Internet. Because of a flaw in the way Windows works, some visitors could be misdirected to inappropriate servers looking for this information, making them vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack, Microsoft says.

The other four updates set for Tuesday are all rated "important" by Microsoft, meaning that they require some level of user interaction in order to be exploited. These four updates are all Windows-related. Two of them are for Vista and two of them are for Microsoft's other operating systems.

December will be a much busier month for system administrators than November was. Last month, Microsoft released just two updates.

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