This October Patch Tuesday is an important but troubled patch release from Microsoft with a critical, out-of-band browser update that has been widely reported as causing a number of deployment issues.
This is a big Patch Tuesday for some Windows users. Older systems such as Windows 7 and Server 2008 need both urgent and important updates to resolve publicly disclosed and exploited vulnerabilities. If you are running later versions of Windows 10, the situation is much improved, with recommendations for scheduled updates and comprehensive testing before deployment.
This is a big month for Microsoft updates. With 64 reported vulnerabilities addressed in this month’s Patch Tuesday release, the focus is on the two zero-days for Microsoft Windows. Both Windows 7 and Windows 10 platforms are affected, leading to a “Patch Now” recommendation for both Windows and browser updates.