Microsoft patches more security holes

Friday, 30 May 2003, 1:19 AM EST

Microsoft on Wednesday issued a pair of security alerts addressing potential flaws that could make its software vulnerable to attackers.

The higher-rated of the two bulletins includes a patch that fixes four separate vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) software. That alert, rated "important," addresses vulnerabilities that could make servers running the software vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack.

"We definitely want everyone who is running IIS 4.0, 5.0 and 5.1 to install the patch," said Microsoft program manager Stephen Toulouse. However, IIS 6 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 are not affected by the flaws, he added.

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