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Microsoft patches the security update 2823324

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Microsoft is making another attempt to close the privilege elevation hole in the NTFS filesystem’s kernel driver for Windows 7 and Server 2008, including R2. The new patch, 2840149, supersedes security update 2823324, which Microsoft released on its April Patch Tuesday. However, shortly after releasing it, the software giant had to recall the first update because […]

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday fixes critical vulnerabilities

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The H-Online: As expected, Microsoft has released nine bulletins to close a total of 21 holes in its products. Four of the bulletins close critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET and Silverlight, including an issue in the Windows kernel-mode drivers that became publicly known in December of last year. The company advises those responsible […]

Patch Tuesday – Minor movements…

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Hey Admins…. It’s that time again. The second Tuesday is upon us and May so far hasn’t been demanding as far as patching goes. So far …. this month Microsoft has only issued two security announcements. MS10-030 and MS10-031. Microsoft has rated both as critical – and both could result in remote code being executed. […]

Plenty of Updates on Patch Tuesday

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Many patches are announced for tomorrow: The Redmond company expects to release 11 security bulletins. Of those 5 are rated critical, 5 important and 1 moderate. The patches belonging to the bulletins will close 25 security vulnerabilities in Windows, Exchange and in Office. Adobe plans to deliver security updates for critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader […]

Adobe Patch Tuesday news: auto updater coming

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Adobe has announced that it will release an updater along with Adobe Reader and Acrobat versions 9.3.2 and 8.2.2 on patch Tuesday next week. On the Adobe blog, Steve Gottwals wrote: “…we have been testing a new updater technology with select beta customers since our October 13, 2009 quarterly update. The purpose of the new […]

Patch Tuesday next week

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Microsoft has put the PC-using world on notice that next Tuesday there will be 11 bulletins released addressing 25 vulnerabilities in Windows, Exchange and Office. Jerry Bryant, Group Manager of Microsoft’s Response Communications, said: “I also want to point out to customers that we will be closing the following open Security Advisories with next week’s […]

It’s not dead yet: Microsoft’s out-of-band IE6 fix impacts IE8

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Last month, Microsoft sent flowers to a mock funeral for Internet Explorer 6, in a show of support for the ideal that the old browser should be declared defunct worldwide. But for a few years yet, the company is still bound to support the product for those users (generally businesses) who refuse to upgrade it. […]

Internet Explorer 0-day targeted in spam runs

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Hot on the heels of the Patch Tuesday announcements yesterday, came the announcement of a new zero-day in Internet Explorer (CVE-2010-0806). Whilst checking through some URLs supposedly serving up malicious code to exploit this vulnerability, I noticed a link to some spam runs from earlier in the week. On March 8th SophosLabs saw spam messages […]