Posts Tagged: Time to Patch

Dec 10

Microsoft Patches 40 Security Holes

Microsoft today issued 17 software updates to plug a total of 40 security holes in computers running its Windows operating system and other software. December’s bounty of patches means Microsoft fixed a record number of security vulnerabilities this year.

According to Microsoft, the most urgent of the patches is a critical update that fixes at least seven vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 and 8, including three that were publicly disclosed prior to today’s update. Microsoft said that at least one of the public flaws is already being actively exploited.

Microsoft also called special attention to the only other critical bulletin in the batch – a vulnerability in the OpenType Font Driver in Windows.  Redmond warns that an attacker could compromise a machine on a network simply by getting a user to open a shared folder containing a malicious OpenType font file.

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Aug 10

Apple Patch Catchup

I’ve fallen a bit behind on blog posts about notable security updates (I was counting on August to be the slowest month this year work-wise, but so far it’s actually been the busiest!). Recently, Apple released a series of important patches that I haven’t covered here, so it’s probably easiest to mention them all in one fell swoop.

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Jan 10

Security Updates for Mac OS X Available

Apple his shipped a software update that fixes at least a dozen security vulnerabilities in Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard systems. The update applies to OS X 10.5 and 10.6 desktop and server machines, is available through Software Update or from Apple Downloads. More than half of the fixes are to update the Mac version of Adobe’s Flash Player plugin. Check out this link for more nitty gritty on the individual flaws fixed in this update.