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Biggest Microsoft Update ever happens today!

Post by Kenny on Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:42 pm

Microsoft will issue its biggest ever security update today. The update will include 13 bulletins that between them tackle 34 vulnerabilities.

Microsoft said that eight of the bulletins were rated as critical - the most serious sort of vulnerability. The security patches will close loopholes in many different programs including different editions of Windows, Internet Explorer and some elements of Office.

One update, rated as critical, tackles a loophole in Internet Explorer 8 running under Windows 7, which is due to be released on 22nd October.

Most people will get the updates automatically but links to download them can also be found on Microsoft's security pages already. In a blog posting giving an outline of the updates, Jerry Bryant, a Microsoft security expert, said two of the fixes were for problems flagged up in earlier advisories.

One of those loopholes, for the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) bundled in with Microsoft's Internet Information Server, is already being exploited by some hi-tech criminals.

Prior to this bumper October security update, Microsoft's biggest every update was released in June 2009. That package of 10 fixes tackled 31 vulnerabilities. Microsoft typically issues its updates on the second Tuesday of every month and has follow this system since late 2003.

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Re: Biggest Microsoft Update ever happens today!

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:57 am

36? is that all? By gosh, that looks pathetic compared to the time ArenaNet created a patch that addressed something like 280 issues with Guild Wars.


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