Patch Tuesday

Microsoft prepares seven patches for 20 security issues

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The software giant said one of the seven bulletins addresses critical vulnerabilities in Word.

Light Patch Tuesday will include new encryption rule

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Next week's monthly patch batch from Microsoft is not very burdensome, but it includes a new requirement that certificates must contain RSA key lengths of more than 1,024 bits.

Microsoft set to release nine patches for 10 security bugs

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Microsoft is prepping fixes for 10 vulnerabilities, with researchers' expecting the highest-priority fixes to involve issues in Internet Explorer and Exchange.

Windows bug, patched in April, continues to wreak havoc

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A Windows vulnerability that Microsoft patched back in April continues to be used in targeted attacks against political, industrial and defense organizations.

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft pushes nine fixes for 16 flaws

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In addition to 15 other vulnerabilities, Microsoft plugged a gaping Core XML Services hole that was being used in active exploits being foisted through Internet Explorer.

Microsoft to issue nine patches, no word on XML fix

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Microsoft's monthly security update will be comprised of nine fixes to address 16 vulnerabilities, but it is unclear if a zero-day vulnerability in XML Core Services, which is under active exploit, will be remediated.

Microsoft patches IE, RDP security vulnerabilities

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As part of its regularly scheduled patch release, Microsoft issued fixes for gaping vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Remote Desktop Protocol. The software giant also released a new feature that, in the wake of the Flame virus, enables certificates to be automatically updated.

Microsoft prepares seven patches to correct 25 security bugs

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The fixes are set to address 25 vulnerabilities, covering Windows, Internet Explorer, Visual Basic for Applications, Dynamics AX and the .NET Framework.

Microsoft hands out more Duqu fixes despite prior patch

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Just when you thought all of the windows that control system recon trojan Duqu used to propagate had been roped off, the software giant releases a new set of fixes.

Twenty-three Microsoft fixes set for Patch Tuesday

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Microsoft on Tuesday plans to dispense seven patches to correct 23 security vulnerabilities.

Microsoft patches 11 security issues, attacks underway

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Administrators better hurry to patch at least one vulnerability, in Windows Common Controls, that is being used in limited but targeted exploits.

Microsoft to sew up 11 security vulnerabilities next week

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Get ready IT administrators: Scheduled patches from Microsoft -- and Adobe -- are set to arrive on Tuesday.

Flaw in Microsoft tool that enables remote connect is patched

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A severe vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol, which was patched by Microsoft on Tuesday along with six other bugs, affects all versions of Windows and could result in a worm.

Microsoft to patch seven security issues with six bulletins

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Microsoft next week plans to release six patches, including one for a "critical" vulnerability affecting all supported versions of the software giant's operating system.

Internet Explorer patch heads Microsoft security update

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Happy Valentine's Day, IT administrators. Microsoft has showered you with nine security patches to remedy 21 vulnerabilities.

Microsoft issues patch plans, includes Internet Explorer fix

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Tuesday's monthly patch batch from Microsoft will be relatively light, with the software giant planning nine fixes -- four rated "critical" -- to address 21 vulnerabilities.

Just-patched critical Microsoft bug under attack

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Researchers warned Thursday that a recently patched vulnerability in Windows Media is being used by remote attackers to launch malware.

Microsoft issues seven security patches, BEAST fix included

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While Tuesday's security update only contains one fix for a "critical" issue, it addresses a number of issues that could lead to malware infestations.

Microsoft preps seven security patches

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The security update, which plans to address eight vulnerabilities, will include one "critical" fix.

"Critical" Microsoft security bugs at lowest level since 2005

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Microsoft officials credit more robust software security design with a diminished number of bugs garnering the tech giant's most severe rating.

Three "critical" patches to be in Microsoft security update

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Microsoft on Tuesday is scheduled to release 14 patches to fix 20 vulnerabilities across its product line.

Microsoft to make updates less disruptive, more predicatable

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In an effort to smooth the patching process for users, Microsoft plans to improve its updating mechanism in Windows 8, due out next year.

Microsoft releases four security patches, one critical

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Microsoft on Tuesday patched one "critical" vulnerability, plus three other less-severe flaws. Not patched, as expected, is a bug related to the Duqu trojan.

Microsoft security update addresses four flaws, not Duqu

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Microsoft is prepping four security bulletins for its November update, though it is not expected to provide a fix for the zero-day flaw used to spread Duqu.

Internet Explorer fixes get top billing in Microsoft update

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Microsoft on Tuesday released eight fixes to address 23 vulnerabilities that lie across its software and operating system components.

Microsoft's October update to fix 23 flaws

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The Patch Tuesday bulletins, of which two are rated "critical" and six deemed "important," are due Oct. 11 at about 2 p.m. EST.

Microsoft, Adobe release scheduled security patches

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Microsoft released five important bulletins addressing 15 flaws, along with an update revoking six more DigiNotar certificates, while Adobe issued critical updates for Reader and Acrobat.

Oops: Microsoft errantly releases patch details four days early

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Microsoft on Friday accidentally posted details about Tuesday's scheduled security update. The software giant removed the five "important" bulletins, but not before organizations such as the SANS Internet Storm Center posted a summary of the patches. According to the group, six of the vulnerabilities being patched are in SharePoint, five in Excel, two in Office and one each in Windows and the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS). The Windows, Excel and Office flaws could lead to remote code execution. However, Microsoft has said none of the five patches earned the software giant's most severe designation of "critical." In a tweet, the Microsoft Security Response Center said it has since removed the content about the patches.

Microsoft, Adobe announce forthcoming patches

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Microsoft is readying five "important" security bulletins for Windows and Office, while Adobe plans to release critical updates for Reader and Acrobat.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes 22 vulnerabilities

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As part of its monthly Patch Tuesday upgrades, Microsoft on Tuesday released fixes for 22 vulnerabilities discovered in Internet Explorer, Windows, Visio and Visual Studio.

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