Patch/Configuration Management, Vulnerability Management

Oops: Microsoft errantly releases patch details four days early

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.

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