Posts Tagged ‘patch day’

Google Discloses Edge and IE Vulnerability

Monday, February 27th, 2017

This is a fairly serious vulnerability. It’s surprising that we’re hearing about this from Google, rather than Microsoft.

Google disclosed a security vulnerability in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer yesterday that Microsoft failed to patch up until now. This is the second vulnerability that Google disclosed this month. Last week, the company disclosed a Windows vulnerability that affected the gdi32.dll dynamic link library in Windows. The new vulnerability that Google disclosed yesterday affects the web browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.


Microsoft Publishes Long-Awaited February 2017 Flash Update KB4010250

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Better late than never, I guess …

Microsoft announced last week that it would not release security patches on February’s Patch Day. In fact, the February Patch Day was canceled completely by the company; a first in the Patch Day’s history. Microsoft revealed that it would delay the February Patch Day to the March Patch Day. This means that the February 2017 security patches will be released alongside the March 2017 patches by the company. This would not be a problem where it not for known unpatched security issues. A SMB security issue was revealed on February 3rd, 2017 that affects Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows Server.


Microsoft Security Updates – January 2017

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Here’s a quick summary of the first Microsoft Security Updates of 2017.

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, and that means it is once again Patch Day over at Microsoft. The company has released security updates and non-security updates for client and server versions of its Windows operating system, as well as for other company products today. Our guide provides you with information on these updates. It lists all security bulletins that Microsoft released this month, and all non-security updates and security advisories.


Microsoft Releases Batch of Non-Security Patches for Windows (June 2015)

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Usually, Patch Day releases are mostly security related. Obviously, this doesn’t mean that security problems are no longer an issue, but it’s still kind of encouraging to see that this month’s Patch Day focused on non-security related patches.

Microsoft released a batch of non-security patches yesterday for various versions of its Windows operating system. The patches, released a week after the company’s traditional second Tuesday of the month Patch Day, fix issues in various versions of the Windows operating system.
You find the full listing of patches released yesterday on Microsoft’s 2015 patches support page.


Massive Optional Microsoft Patch-Day Incoming

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

I think “optional” is the key word here; the majority of these fixes deal with minor issues that don’t effect most users.

Microsoft plans to release a massive number of optional patches for company products today only a week after this month’s Patch Tuesday. If you thought you are done patching your operating system this month, you are in for a surprise as 34 new patches are released later today.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for May 2013 Overview

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Here’s a quick summary of what was included in the latest Microsoft patch …

It is the second Tuesday of the month and we all know what that means: Microsoft Patch Day. Microsoft has released a total of ten security bulletins this month that address security related issues in products such as Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office or Windows Essentials. The ten bulletins address a total of 33 different vulnerabilities.


Microsoft Patch Day November 2011 Overview

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Here’s what you can expect to find in Microsoft’s security patch this month …

Today Microsoft has released security updates exclusively for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Of the four bulletins released today, one has received the maximum severity rating of critical while the other three have received one of important. Maximum severity means that at least one Microsoft operating system has received the critical vulnerability rating.


Microsoft Patch Day October 2011 Overview

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Looks like it’s “update day” for Windows again; here are the details …

Microsoft releases Windows updates on the second Tuesday of the month. A total of eight different security bulletins have been released today by Microsoft. They update the operating system Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft products such as the .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight and Internet Explorer. Two of the eight bulletins have been given the highest possible severity rating critical, the remaining six one of important. Maximum severity means that there is at least one product affected by that vulnerability impact.


Microsoft Security Bulletin Overview February 2011

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

This looks like a pretty important security update for Microsoft users …

Microsoft has just enabled downloads for today’s security patches on Windows Update. Today’s Patch Day brings 12 security bulletins that fix vulnerabilities of various severity affecting the Microsoft Windows operating system, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. Three of the vulnerabilities have a maximum severity rating of critical, the highest possible rating. The remaining 11 have a maximum severity rating of important.


Microsoft Security Bulletin December 2010

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

It’s almost always a good idea to pay attention to Microsoft Security Bulletins …

Microsoft has released the last set of planned security bulletins for the year 2010 yesterday. A total of 17 security bulletins have been released that patch vulnerabilities in Microsoft products like the Windows operating system, Microsoft Office or Internet Explorer.