In today’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released 12 security bulletins, five of which are critical. With this month’s patch load, we can count 105 updates released so far this year which is only one update short of the total number of bulletins released back in 2013. We have already far exceeded last year’s total of 85.
Yesterday was Patch Tuesday, and – as Optimal Security’s Russ Ernst described – Microsoft released fixes for a smorgasbord of vulnerabilities.
Obviously, it’s important that you roll out the patches as soon as possible, and ensure that your computers and networks are protected against threats which malicious hackers could use to target your systems,
Despite the launch of Windows 10 and all the talk about mandatory updates, today is still Patch Tuesday. And this month, everyone should pay attention. Microsoft shared avulnerability smorgasbord today – offering a little something for everyone. From office and browser applications to desktops and servers, Microsoft covered them all with 14 bulletins.
No sooner have you digested the latest Patch Tuesday releases than you’re hit by a relatively rare out-of-band patch from Microsoft. As Russ said in his post, it’s definitely a crazy month!
This emergency patch corrects a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability found in all supported versions of Windows – including the soon-to-be released Windows 10.
In the last Patch Tuesday before users may upgrade their Windows operating systems to Windows 10 on July 29 and subsequently enlist a changed patching process, we have 14 updates to deal with from Microsoft that address 59 total vulnerabilities. Equally as important however are the three 0-days in Adobe Flash Player and an impending 193 new fixes from Oracle,
This June Patch Tuesday we have a slightly smaller patch load from Microsoft, taking us back to more historic average releases of 8 bulletins. We have just 2 critical patches to deal with and 6 important. While this is good news for those that have their sights set on some summer vacation, this release also makes us wonder how many more of these Patch Tuesday cycles will we have?
Rumours of the demise of Patch Tuesday have been squelched for now, with today’s release of 13 security bulletins from Microsoft. It’s May Patch Tuesday and while last week’s announcement of Windows Update for Business (WUB) makes it clear as mud whether or not Microsoft will in fact continue to provide monthly security patches for the enterprise as they have since 2003 on the second Tuesday of every month,
Another high number of updates have been released by Microsoft this April Patch Tuesday – 11 security bulletins have been distributed in all; 4 of them are critical and 7 important. This is a follow-up to last month’s big Patch Tuesday with 14 bulletins. April will be an important month for your server team,
Microsoft issued 14 security bulletins today, 5 of which are critical and 9 are important. A total of 44 vulnerabilities in all are addressed; 3 of which are known and being exploited now. If your organization uses Windows, Office, Exchange and/or IE, it will be a very busy patching month for you. Not to mention the 4 Apple Security Updates also issued this week.
Sometimes it’s better if software patches don’t come out too quickly. Such was the case when Microsoft issued its regular round of Patch Tuesday updates earlier this month, leaving some unhappy.
Some PowerPoint users, for instance, found that a fix designed to make PowerPoint 2013 more stable was actually causing more problems than it aimed to solve –
The big news for February Patch Tuesday is the criticality in which IT will need to move. Of the 9 updates this month, 3 are critical and 9 are important and 56 CVEs are addressed. Of those, 3 are now publicly known. The Microsoft Windows operating system is again the overwhelming target along with a cumulative update for IE.
There are 8 total security bulletins for the first Patch Tuesday of 2015; 1 is rated critical and 7 are important. All of them impact Windows or Windows components; there are no specific Microsoft application updates. The good news is that there are just 8 CVEs to patch this month so it’s a 1 and done for each bulletin.
Even non-security news outlets and bloggers have been writing about 2014 as the year of the mega breach. And for good reason, when you consider cyber criminals’ attacks on Target, JP Morgan, Home Depot and most recently of course, Sony Pictures. Regardless of your opinion on how Sony has handled the breach to-date,
On the second Tuesday of every month, regular as clockwork, Microsoft issues security fixes for users of its software – protecting against newly discovered vulnerabilities and bugs.
And normally, the advice is to roll them out across your enterprise at your earliest opportunity – particularly in the case of the most serious critical security patches,
The 2014 Patch Tuesday program came to a close today with Microsoft’s release of 7 security bulletins. 3 are critical and 4 are rated important. Before jumping in to this month’s updates however, it’s interesting to do a quick year-over-year comparison. Assuming no out-of-band patches later this month, the total number of bulletins released by Microsoft in 2014 is 85 which is closest in quantity to 2012 when 83 patches were released in all.