Patch Impact Assessment Summary

Patch Impact Assessment October 2019

This October Patch Tuesday is an important but troubled patch release from Microsoft. With a browser out-of-band critical update that has been widely reported as causing a number of deployment issues.

Patch Impact Assessment (Threatscape Report) September 2019

Here’s our 2019 Patch Impact assessment report reformatted with our new “Threatscape” report, showing a more complete assessment of the risk of not installing September’s Patch Tuesday updates in an easily-digestible, at-a-glance report.

Patch Impact Assessment September 2019

This September update cycle brings two zero-days and three publicly reported vulnerabilities in the Windows platform. Both browser and Windows updates require immediate attention and your development team will need to spend some time with the latest patches to .NET and .NET Core.

Patch Impact Assessment August 2019

This is a huge month for Patch Tuesday as Microsoft attempts to address 78 unique vulnerabilities spanning Windows desktop and server platforms, Microsoft Office and core development tools.

Patch Impact Assessment July 2019

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.

Patch Impact Assessment June 2019

This month we’re reporting 88 vulnerabilities addressed and four made public. We have “Patch Now” recommendations for both browsers, Windows and Adobe.

Patch Impact Assessment May 2019

With 79 reported CVE vulnerability entries and two advisories from Microsoft, this is a big update for Windows this month. With this May Patch Tuesday update cycle, we are seeing reported issues in Remote Desktop Services (RDS), DHCP and the core graphics GDI component. The RDS vulnerability (CVE-2019-0863) should be a considered a zero-day security issue as it has been publicly disclosed and reported as exploited in the wild.

Patch Impact Assessment April 2019

With 74 reported vulnerabilities and significant updates to all Microsoft’s major platforms (Windows, Browsers, development platforms, Office and Exchange and of course Adobe Flash, getting these updates in a timely fashion will be hard work.

Patch Impact Assessment March 2019

This is a large and urgent update to the Windows platforms and Microsoft Browsers (IE11 and Edge). With four publicly disclosed vulnerabilities, and two zero-day exploits, ensure that your browser and Windows updates are a top priority for this March Patch Tuesday.