Microsoft Release TONS of Updates This Week!
The world’s most insecure operating system is getting a BOATLOAD of updates this week! Get ready to do some downlowding!
“IT managers and techs may want to reschedule any plans they had for fun in the sun for the rest of the week. In its monthly Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft (MSFT) issued the second-largest bunch of fixes this year — patching vulnerabilities that will affect anyone using Windows, according to Amol Sarwate, manager of the Vulnerability Research Lab at Qualys. Microsoft released nine security bulletins, fixing a total of 14 vulnerabilities. Eight of the bugs are critical; four are rated important, which is the next rung down on the risk scale; and two are rated moderate. The fixes address flaws in Windows, Windows Media Player, Windows Gadgets, Office, Excel, Internet Explorer, Visual Basic, Virtual Sever, and Virtual PC. ‘Today was the biggest patch day in the last five or six months,’ said Sarwate, noting that the patches affect three or four core components. ‘We haven’t seen this many critical patches since February. And we have the largest amount of applications affected. Anyone using Windows will be impacted by this.'”