Though today’s Patch Day might seem pretty average as far as the number of security bulletins released, it does cover a rather eclectic range of Microsoft products. In fact, a few of the updates affect Mac users as well, and one is even exclusive to Mac.
Today, Microsoft released eight security bulletins that describe around 39 vulnerabilities affecting Windows or components related to it, such as the .NET Framework and DirectShow. Each of these vulnerabilities affects different versions of Windows to varying degrees.
Though not the biggest on record, today’s Patch Day is no slouch.
As expected, Microsoft released a dozen security bulletins, fixing 57 vulnerabilities that affect a range of their software, including:
February looks to be a busy month for Microsoft administrators. According to the latest advanced patch notification, the Redmond-based software company plans to release a dozen security bulletins next Tuesday. The bulletins will fix security flaws in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office, the .NET Framework, and Exchange server. Microsoft rates five of the bulletins as Critical, and the rest as Important.
Today, Microsoft released six security bulletins that describe 11 vulnerabilities affecting Windows or components related to it, such as the .NET Framework and XML Core Services (MSXML). Each of these vulnerabilities affects different versions of Windows to varying degrees. One of the component vulnerabilities (MSXML) also affects other Microsoft products, including Office, SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Expression.
Are you ready for the first Patch Day of 2013? If you run a Microsoft shop (Mac users need not apply this month), get ready as you’ll want to install some of today’s updates as soon as you can.
Today, Microsoft released three security bulletins describing ten vulnerabilities that affect Windows and components that often ship with it, such as the .NET Framework.
It’s Microsoft Patch Day and I have a question for you. How quick are you at applying software updates? Do you jump on them within the day; a week, or are you months behind?