Patch Tuesday will feature seven fixes, Microsoft says

Microsoft's monthly update plans include patches for Bluetooth, IE, DirectX and Active Directory. Three of the seven patches

are rated critical. Computerworld is also reporting that Microsoft will disable a vulnerable third-party program. The story reports:

"Kill bit" is the term Microsoft coins to describe setting a flag in the Windows registry that disables a specific ActiveX control; the company regularly advises users to set the kill bit in lieu of a formal patch for a control that contains a bug. In April, Microsoft issued a kill bit update for an ActiveX control distributed by Yahoo Inc. for its Yahoo Music Jukebox. At the time, Microsoft said it would lock down other vendors' software at their request by releasing fixes through Windows Update."

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