Thursday, January 5th 2012

Jan 10th Patch Tuesday: 7 Patches On The Way

Microsoft has just released their Security Bulletin Advance Notification for January 2012. This is pre-release information about the Windows patches due to be rolled out on Microsoft Update on Tuesday 10th January. In it, there is one critical and six important updates. There are three remote code execution patches (one critical); two information disclosures and one privilege escalation. There is also one "security feature bypass", which is interesting, because it's not a description seen before. It's not hard to get an idea of what this fixes, but we await the release of the official bulletins for the full description of what security feature is fixed.

All versions of Windows have patches coming up, but some of those patches don't apply to particular versions of Windows and the notification lists which Windows version gets which bulletin/patch. At the same time, Microsoft is releasing an updated version of it's Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. Full details here
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6 Comments on Jan 10th Patch Tuesday: 7 Patches On The Way

#1
JustaTinkerer
....I read patch and jumped on ....woo hoo FX patch part two is here....
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qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: JustaTinkerer
....I read patch and jumped on ....woo hoo FX patch part two is here....
Well, hopefully - it would make an excellent story, for sure - but don't hold your breath.
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#3
Jizzler
So.... why do you post it then? This has been happening every months for years. Spill it qubit! :D
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#4
1c3d0g
Hmm...wasn't Microsoft working on a whole range of security updates that (supposedly) kills an entire class of vulnerabilities, like buffer overflows etc.? There's got to be a better, more efficient way of protecting your PC other than this constant patching... :(
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Isenstaedt
These are exclusively for Windows 7 or for XP too?
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qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Isenstaedt
These are exclusively for Windows 7 or for XP too?
No, all versions, since XP, as in the article. If you click the link to the MS source, it tells you patch goes with which Windows in minute detail.
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