Patch Tuesday Lowdown, October 2019 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 06:00:58 +0000

On Tuesday Microsoft issued software updates to fix almost five dozen security problems in Windows and software designed to run on top of it. By most accounts, it’s a relatively light patch batch this month. Here’s a look at the highlights.

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Patch Tuesday, September 2019 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 20:09:11 +0000

Microsoft today issued security updates to plug some 80 security holes in various flavors of its Windows operating systems and related software. The software giant assigned a “critical” rating to almost a quarter of those vulnerabilities, meaning they could be used by malware or miscreants to hijack vulnerable systems with little or no interaction on the part of the user.

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Patch Tuesday, August 2019 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:57:13 +0000

Most Microsoft Windows (ab)users probably welcome the monthly ritual of applying security updates about as much as they look forward to going to the dentist: It always seems like you were there just yesterday, and you never quite know how it’s all going to turn out. Fortunately, this month’s patch batch from Redmond is mercifully light, at least compared to last month.

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Patch Tuesday Lowdown, July 2019 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 22:32:11 +0000

Microsoft today released software updates to plug almost 80 security holes in its Windows operating systems and related software. Among them are fixes for two zero-day flaws that are actively being exploited in the wild, and patches to quash four other bugs that were publicly detailed prior to today, potentially giving attackers a head start in working out how to use them for nefarious purposes.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, June 2019 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:26:21 +0000

Microsoft on Tuesday released updates to fix 88 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and related software. The most dangerous of these include four flaws for which there is already exploit code available. There’s also a scary bug affecting all versions of Microsoft Office that can be triggered by a malicious link or attachment. And of course Adobe has its customary monthly security update for Flash Player.

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Microsoft Patches ‘Wormable’ Flaw in Windows XP, 7 and Windows 2003

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 17:11:34 +0000

Microsoft today is taking the unusual step of releasing security updates for unsupported but still widely-used Windows operating systems like XP and Windows 2003, citing the discovery of a “wormable” flaw that the company says could be used to fuel a fast-moving malware threat like the WannaCry ransomware attacks of 2017. The vulnerability (CVE-2019-0709) resides in the “remote desktop services” component built into supported versions of Windows, including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008. It also is present in computers powered by Windows XP and Windows 2003, operating systems for which Microsoft long ago stopped shipping security updates.

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Patch Tuesday Lowdown, April 2019 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:07:33 +0000

Microsoft today released fifteen software updates to fix more than 70 unique security vulnerabilities in various flavors of its Windows operating systems and supported software, including at least two zero-day bugs. These patches apply to Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge browsers, Office, Sharepoint and Exchange. Separately, Adobe has issued security updates for Acrobat/Reader and Flash Player.

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Patch Tuesday, March 2019 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 04:55:28 +0000

Microsoft on Tuesday pushed out software updates to fix more than five dozen security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office and Sharepoint. If you (ab)use Microsoft products, it’s time once again to start thinking about getting your patches on. Malware or bad guys can remotely exploit roughly one-quarter of the flaws fixed in today’s patch batch without any help from users.

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