As part of its monthly Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released security updates for Visual Studio 2002 and Visual Studio 2003. The patches address a vulnerability that could allow for remote code execution, giving hackers access to confidential data.
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Microsoft has given these patches a security rating of "important" and recommends that "customers…apply the update at the earliest opportunity."
To read more about these and other security updates for the month of February, read Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-012. To go directly to the patches, visit the applicable link from the following list.
- Visual Studio .NET 2002 MFC70.DLL Security Update
- Visual Studio .NET 2002 Service Pack 1 MFC70.DLL Security Update
- Visual Studio .NET 2003 MFC71.DLL Security Update
- Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1 MFC71.DLL Security Update
These patches do not apply to Visual Studio 2005 or Windows Vista, Microsoft said.