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Patch Tuesday

February 13, 2012  3:22 PM

Get Ready for Patch Tuesday!

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Microsoft, Patch Tuesday

Looks like we've got some interesting security updates coming tomorrow in Windows Update. The Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2012 lists 9 different bulletins for the upcoming release....

December 13, 2009  4:36 PM

Is Patch Tuesday Still Patch Tuesday?

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Microsoft Update, out-of-cycle Microsoft updates, Patch Tuesday, TechRepublic MS Windows blog

For the past 5 years, Microsoft has made a policy of releasing non-emergency patches and security fixes on the first Tuesday of the month. The idea is to limit the frequency and standardize the interval at which organizations — especially, larger ones that must pick up, test, and decide whether...

November 11, 2009  9:55 PM

Patch Tuesday, November 09

Posted by: Ed Tittel
11/10/2009 Windows Updates, Patch Tuesday, Windows updates

Here we go again: yesterday (11/10/2009) was another Patch Tuesday. This time around we see some reasonably serious critical level updates, where we find many versions of Windows affected (desktops: 2000, XP, and Vista; servers: 2003 and 2008) but no mention of either Windows 7 or Windows Server...

June 10, 2009  4:43 PM

Patch Tuesday June09: A Real Whopper!

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise Vista, enterprise Vista desktop, MS09-018, MS09-019, MS09-020, MS09-021, MS09-022, MS09-023, MS09-024, MS09-025, MS09-026, MS09-027, Patch Tuesday

OK, so yesterday's Patch Tuesday does the deed for June. It's a monster: 10 security bulletins, 31 vulnerabilities addressed, and involving most versions of Windows itself, IE, and various MS Office and related elements (Works, Word, and Excel). Even the Windows Print Spooler and OS Kernel get in...

April 10, 2009  4:34 PM

Patch Tuesday Preview for April 09

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Patch Tuesday, Windows Update, Windows Vista critical security updates, Windows Vista Important security updates, Windows Vista Moderate security updates, Windows Vista security updates

Next Tuesday, April 14, is Patch Tuesday for this month. As usual, Microsoft e-mailed its Advance Notification yesterday to let us all know what's coming (there's also a Web version as well). Here's what to expect,...

March 13, 2009  4:38 PM

Patch Tuesday March 2009

Posted by: Ed Tittel
KB958960, KB960224, MS09-006, MS09-007, MS09-008, Patch Tuesday, Windows Update

Tuesday, March 10, was the second Tuesday of the month, the day colloquially known to MS system administrators and security mavens as "Patch Tuesday." Here's a smorgasbord of the items that showed up in the list of 3/10/2009 items with relevance for Windows Vista:

February 9, 2009  4:40 PM

Preview of Patch Tuesday Attractions

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Enterprise desktop, Enterprise Vista, KB890830, KB894199, KB905866, KB950644, KB958653, KB960715, Patch Tuesday, Windows Update

Tomorrow, February 11, is the second Tuesday in February--hence, "Patch Tuesday" is once again at hand. Microsoft publishes advance notification for security bulletins each month on the preceding Thursday, so I can tell...

January 16, 2009  6:27 PM

Patch Tuesday Brings SMB Relief

Posted by: Ed Tittel
KB890830, KB905866, KB959141, MS09-001, Patch Tuesday, Realtek RTL8168B/8111B GbE Ethernet driver update, Windows Update

Microsoft kicked off 2009 with a very interesting critical security update on the first "Patch Tuesday" of this year: MS09-001 Vulnerabilities in SMB Could Allow Remote Code Execution addresses issues with the Server...

December 10, 2008  5:27 PM

Patch Tuesday Posts a Plethora of Critical Items

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, MS08-70, MS08-71, MS08-72, MS08-73, MS08-74, MS08-75, MS08-76, MS08-77, Patch Tuesday, Security, Windows Update, Windows Vista

The second Tuesday in each month is when Microsoft schedules its patches, fixes, and security updates. Recently, Microsoft has begun to offer Advance Notification for its Security Bulletins, which makes it a lot easier to...

October 30, 2008  3:16 PM

More out-of-cycle Vista patches on Windows Update!

Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, KB953155, KB957200, Microsoft e-courses, Microsoft e-Learning, Patch Tuesday, Windows Update, Windows Vista, Windows Vista troubleshooting

On Tuesday, October 28, as I was knocking off for the day, after 11 PM, I noticed that the autoupdate function in Windows Update had posted two more items to my primary production Vista PC. Both look interesting, but so far I've had some trouble trying to ferret out more details about one of these...

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