Patch Tuesday

Urgent Updates for Windows and IE for March Patch Tuesday

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.

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.

A Large February Patch Tuesday is Warming Up For a Big Year for Microsoft

75 vulnerabilities addressed, critical updates for IE and Windows and a large number of patches to Microsoft’s development platform make this a substantial Patch Tuesday.

A Great Start to Patching in 2019

After a busy year of patches and real challenges to the quality of the update process, Microsoft has delivered a “mild” January Patch Tuesday that addresses 47 unique vulnerabilities. This month, we have one publicly reported vulnerability (CVE-2019-0579) that addresses a problem with the Microsoft JET engine. No critical updates for Adobe (really!) and a …

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An Easy October Patch Tuesday

Well, it was great to have a little break from posting on the Patch Tuesday Debugged blog. Since the kids are now back at school, it’s time to get back to understanding the impact of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday update cycle on our desktop and server systems. For this October Patch Tuesday, we see a relatively …

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An Easy Update for December Patch Tuesday

The primary concern for this month are the updates to IE and Edge, but a handful of others warrant attention, too.

Critical updates to IE and Flash for November Patch Tuesday

November brings a relatively light series of updates from Microsoft. We see a return to form, with Microsoft releasing another critical update to Adobe Flash and several critical patches to Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge. Office and Windows platforms (desktop and server) have less severe reported exposures with no reported critical updates for November. Unfortunately, there are already a few reported deployment issues with the Windows updates, with the follow patch-related Knowledge Base (KB) issues reported by Microsoft:

Critical updates to Microsoft Office for October Patch Tuesday

This is an unusual October Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft. Normally, we would see a number of urgent critical updates from Microsoft for severe, massively damaging exploits in either Adobe Flash Player or several less severe but still urgent issues in both of Microsoft’s browsers. This month is different. No Adobe Flash Player updates. I repeat, no Flash updates.

September Patch Tuesday brings critical updates for Windows, Edge and .NET

September brings a relatively large patch profile for Microsoft with 76 reported vulnerabilities, three public disclosures (thank you, Google) and unfortunately one zero day exploit.