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.
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.
I use WSUS to patch a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 x64. It usually works great, until today.
Last week Microsoft shipped a critical patch KB2992611 to fix critical problems in the crypto library ("the SChannel patch"). I used the WSUS deadline feature in order to deploy the patch immediately (out of office hours).
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.
US-CERT released the subject Alert 14 November 2014 at about 14:30 EST.
Systems AffectedMicrosoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
Microsoft Windows Vista SP2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows RT
Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
Written by: Stephen Withers | Published in: SecurityMicrosoft released seven security bulletins overnight, addressing a total of 20 vulnerabilities. Only one of the bulletins is rated critical, and there are also wide-ranging non-security updates this month - only Microsoft's Mac customers miss out.