Yeppers, it’s that time of the month again; time for Patch Tuesday. In this month’s installment of the ongoing Microsoft saga, we will be addressing one moderate, three important and two critical patches.
"Many of the updates we saw in June required other updates to be in place, depending on the platform.
In Microsoft’s (MSFT) next-to-last opportunity to fix security flaws in Windows XP, its venerable, 12-year-old operating system, the vendor is set to release five security updates to users on Patch Tuesday, March 11, less than a month before it closes down support for the OS on April 8.
Plug everything in and prepare the systems: Patch Tuesday is coming. Microsoft will release six security patches, four of them considered 'critical' for Windows 8, and Surface-ready Windows RT operating systems.
Plug everything in and prepare the systems: Patch Tuesday is coming.
As 2013 wraps to an end, Microsoft released its final set of Patch Tuesday fixes, updating its Surface line of tablets at the same time.
According to Microsoft, the fixes include 11 bulletins, five of which are marked critical, solving 24 vulnerabilities. That’s quite the raft. Among the patched products are Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and Exchange.
It seems like just a few days ago Patch Tuesday was here and now it’s time again to roll the dice. This month’s installment of what patches Microsoft may recall in two weeks is double last month’s number with nine security updates in the offing. :D
Three of the nine were rated "critical," Microsoft's most serious threat ranking.
May is shaping up to be a quiet month for systems administrators, at least as far as security patches from Microsoft are concerned. The company is also changing the way it indicates the importance of specific security updates.