Microsoft addressed remote code execution vulnerabilities in its Jet Database Engine and a flaw in its Malware Protection Engine. Which updates should be deployed first? Jason Miller, the security data team manager, at Shavlik Technologies and Don Leatham, director of solutions and strategy at Lumension Security examine Microsoft's latest round of critical updates. In this interview, Leatham and Miller agree that the Jet Engine Database flaws are the most dangerous, but they say the flaw in the Malware Protection Engine could leave systems vulnerable.
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