By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Final Patch Tuesday Quietly Ushers Out XP and 2003

April 8th, 2014

2 Critical 2 Important In the final Patch Tuesday for Windows XP and Office 2003, Microsoft released 4 patches today, two critical and two important that cover a total of just 11 CVEs. While an unusually small Patch Tuesday, it isn’t surprising Microsoft included final fixes in XP and Office 2003. For that reason, this [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Security Holes Uncovered by Google in Apple Safari, as Microsoft Readies Final Patches for XP

April 3rd, 2014

Next Tuesday, April 8 2014, will see a very special bundle of “Patch Tuesday” updates coming from Microsoft. What will make the patches memorable will not be so much what vulnerabilities they protect Windows computer users against, but rather that they will include – for the very last time – security patches for the ageing [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Final Patch Tuesday for Windows XP and Office 2003

April 3rd, 2014

In the final Patch Tuesday for Windows XP and Office 2003, Microsoft will release four bulletins next week, two critical and two important. Not surprisingly, Microsoft is including final fixes in XP and Windows 2003 so this will be an important Patch Tuesday for users who rely on this outdated code that moves to self-support [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

March Patch Tuesday: Time to Update IE Again

March 11th, 2014

Microsoft released 5 updates for a total of 23 CVEs on today’s March Patch Tuesday. Two patches are rated Critical and the remaining bulletins are rated Important. Not surprisingly, the first on the list, MS14-012, is another cumulative update to all versions of Internet Explorer. It fixes 18 CVEs, including the IE Zero Day we [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

February Patch Tuesday Includes 7 Bulletins; Last Minute IE Addition

February 11th, 2014

4 Critical 3 Important Microsoft was looking to deliver a light Patch Tuesday this month, but added two last minute bulletins to the mix. February now includes 7 bulletins, 4 critical and 3 important, that cover a total of 32 CVEs. The patches address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Security Software, and the .NET framework. [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

February Patch Tuesday to Include 5 Bulletins; Adobe Rushes Flash Fix

February 6th, 2014

Microsoft will release 5 bulletins next week for February Patch Tuesday; 2 are rated critical and 3 are important. These bulletins address vulnerabilities in Windows Security Software, and the .NET framework. For the first time in a long time, there won’t be a patch for Internet Explorer. Although Microsoft has said they target IE cumulative [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Light Patch Tuesday for January, from Microsoft Anyway

January 14th, 2014

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This month’s Patch Tuesday aligns with Januarys of past… issuing a low number of Microsoft patches and giving IT a reprieve to start the year. We have just 4 new bulletins this month covering 6 CVEs. None of the bulletins are rated critical and only 1 bulletin was known to have active exploits prior to [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

2014 Patch Tuesday Starts Off Light

January 9th, 2014

IT will enjoy a reprieve in the first Patch Tuesday of 2014. Microsoft announced today it will include just 4 bulletins next week and none of them are rated critical. More good news comes in the form of Bulletin 2 which is a patch for the elevation of privilege vulnerability discovered in late November that [...]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Patch Tuesday Delivers MS Graphics Patch But Leaves Out XP and Windows 2003 Vulnerability

December 10th, 2013

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Microsoft released 11 bulletins for the final Patch Tuesday of the year. In 2013 we saw a total of 106 bulletins which is an increase of 22% over 2012’s total count. December’s patches include 5 critical, 6 important and they cover 24 CVEs. As promised, Microsoft addressed the Graphics Components vulnerability in bulletin MS13-096. This one [...]



By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

Patch Tuesday Fix for MS Graphics Component Issue But Otherwise Little Holiday Joy for XP and Windows 2003 Users

December 5th, 2013

December’s Patch Tuesday will include 11 security bulletins: 5 Critical 6 Important These 11 bulletins bring us to the close of 2013 with 106 Bulletins released by Microsoft, up from last year’s 83. On Tuesday, Microsoft will address the vulnerability documented by the November Microsoft Graphics Components advisory 2896666. It affects Windows, Office and Lync [...]


By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

November Patch Tuesday Addresses IE Zero Day But Leaves Out Word Vulnerability

November 12th, 2013

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This November Patch Tuesday will be a busy one for IT, especially for the many organizations that use IE. 8 bulletins, 3 rated critical, were released by Microsoft today and first on your list of priorities should be MS13-088. This is a critical, cumulative update for IE going back to IE 6 and covers 10 [...]


By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

8 Bulletins Pre-Released for November Patch Tuesday

November 7th, 2013

Microsoft pre-released 8 bulletins today for November Patch Tuesday – 3 are rated critical and 5 important. Overall, another busy month for IT but of course, that’s the norm these days. First on your list of prioritization should be bulletin 1 which is a critical remote code execution for Internet Explorer given its wide-spread use. [...]


By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

October Patch Tuesday Includes IE Patch and 7 Others

October 8th, 2013

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Microsoft released 8 patches this October Patch Tuesday – 4 are critical and 4 important. Two pieces of good news this month – the IE vulnerability Microsoft released a fix-it for last month will be included in this month’s crop of patches and the bulk of the October issues do not impact the current code [...]


By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

October Patch Tuesday Readies for 8 Bulletins & 10-Year Anniversary

October 3rd, 2013

4 Critical 4 Important Microsoft is preparing 8 bulletins this October Patch Tuesday – 4 critical and 4 important. Two pieces of good news this month – the IE vulnerability Microsoft released a fix-it for last month will be included in this month’s crop of patches and the bulk of the October issues do not [...]


By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

A September to Remember This Patch Tuesday

September 10th, 2013

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UPDATE September 16, 2013: Due to installations problems and some re-targeting issues, Microsoft re-issued a few patches last week. Get the new updates on the Microsoft blog. This is definitely a September to remember – last year at this time Microsoft released only 2 bulletins and both were only rated Important. Contrast that to today [...]



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