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Patch Tuesday: Microsoft's most security bulletins ever!

By Emil Protalinski | Last updated 2 days ago

According to the Microsoft Security Response Center, Microsoft will issue 14 Security Bulletins addressing 34 vulnerabilities on Tuesday. It will also host a webcast to address customer questions the following day.

Eight of the vulnerabilities are rated "Critical" and six are marked "Important." All of the Critical vulnerabilities earned their rating through a Remote Code Execution impact, meaning a hacker could potentially gain control of an infected machine. At least seven of the 14 patches will require (yeah!) a restart.

The list of affected operating systems includes all supported versions of Windows; almost all supported Microsoft Office suites are also vulnerable, including Office 2004 for Mac and Office 2008 for Mac. Those who have upgraded to Microsoft Office 2010 may breathe easy. Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3 are also on the list, but the latest version, Silverlight 4, is not.

Compared to last month's minor Patch Tuesday, this one is massive. In fact, this is the most bulletins Microsoft has ever released in one month.

This month's Patch Tuesday does not include a fix for the Windows Shortcut flaw because Microsoft released an out-of-band patch for that one earlier this week.

Along with these patches, Microsoft is also planning to release the following on Patch Tuesday:

One or more nonsecurity, high-priority updates on Windows Update (WU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

One or more nonsecurity, high-priority updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and WSUS

An updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Microsoft Download Center

This information is subject to change; Microsoft has been known to rush patches or to pull them as it deems necessary.

Further reading

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for August 2010 (microsoft.com)

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/08/microsoft-patch-tuesday-for-august-2010-14-bulletins.ars

Oh Joy!

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I have 7 "important" waiting for "Windows 7". From the "just quickly released before patch Tuesday bunch" to come.

An interesting thing is they have some really varying release dates, And I just patched on july 21 before this "not patch Tuesday" bunch came out. And no new software installs that might want fixes.

So if Mozilla can code a 'fix' in 3 days(I know it's only a browser and not a OS), why does Microfloppy take 3 years? And that is even for Internet Exploder.

july 13

Aug 6

june 8

june 8

june 8

Jan 26

May 5

And I don't bother with the malicious software removal tool.

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