Microsoft today issued an advance notification of this month’s “Patch Tuesday” security updates for Windows and other software developed by it. According to its security bulletin advance notification for July 2012, Microsoft will deliver three “critical” and twice as many “important” security updates next Tuesday. Hit the jump for more.
Microsoft will deliver six security bulletins on April 10, 2012 as part of its monthly security update, the Redmond-based company said in an advance notification Thursday. The six security bulletins will, between them, address 11 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, SQL Server. .NET Framework and Forefront Unified Access Gateway. Hit the jump for more.
Hey folks, it's time to patch your Windows PCs! Somebody tipped Microsoft off to a vulnerability in the way Windows handles the remote desktop protocol, and the problem turned out to be a biggie: the exploit allows attackers to run code without any user permissions whatsoever, and all Windows operating systems from XP on up are affected. The good news is that Microsoft has already issued a security patch for the problem. The bad news? Microsoft has taken the unusual step of suggesting you install the patch immediately, since it expects baddies to exploit the gaping security hole quickly.
With the next Patch Tuesday just around the corner, Microsoft on Thursday published the Security Bulletin Advance Notification for March 2012. Next week’s Patch Tuesday will be a lot lighter compared to the one in February. Hit the jump for more.
Microsoft ended 2011 with a late out-of-band patch that took the total number of security bulletins in the year to 100. If the first Patch Tuesday of 2012 is anything to go by, the software giant may not have too much trouble going past last year’s patch tally. The year’s first Patch Tuesday delivered seven vulnerabilities, one more than the last three January Patch Tuesdays combined.
Yesterday was no ordinary Tuesday. It was Microsoft’s eleventh Patch Tuesday of 2011. In keeping with Microsoft’s practice of releasing a lower volume of patches during odd-numbered months as compared to even ones, this month’s Patch Tuesday only contains four security bulletins, which is half of what the company shipped in October.
We're already nearing the halfway point of October, and that means another Patch Tuesday. To help prepare for tomorrow's deluge of updates, Microsoft has issued its Advanced Notification for this month, which lays out eight security bulletins outlining 23 security holes across a range of software, including Windows 7/Vista/XP/Server and others.
Microsoft routinely issues advance notifications for its monthly Patch Tuesday update days before it goes live, that's not unusual. But the Redmond software outfit typically doesn't reveal the full extent of the patches through official "bulletins" until the day of release, which makes the weekend leak highly unusual.
As it does on the second Tuesday of each month, Microsoft today delivered this month’s installment of security updates. June’s edition of Patch Tuesday only includes four security bulletins, which is significantly less compared to last month’s consignment of 16 security bulletins. Between them, the security bulletins released today address 22 vulnerabilities.
Whether you're an IT admin in charge of deploying Windows updates across your firm's entire department or simply a home user with a Windows rig or three, prepare yourself for what's coming tomorrow. Microsoft is giving advance notice that this month's Patch Tuesday will include 16 security bulletin, nine involving critical vulnerabilities. All told, Microsoft plans to patch up 34 vulnerabilities across various products.