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Microsoft Readies Seven Patches for Next Week

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  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

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    This coming Tuesday, on the first day of CES 2013, Microsoft it set to make available a new batch of bug-busting updates. The Redmond-based company will be rolling out seven patches - two rated 'Critical' and five 'Important' - that will address a total of 12 vulnerabilities. These updates target issues found in Windows, Office, .NET Framework, Developer Tools and Server software.

    For a bit more info on the upcoming patches see the Advance Notification published here.
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    Here's security bulletin for January 2013. Total 7 bulletins.

    In a nutshell:

    patch #1 is only for Win7 (Win 8 is not affected)
    patch #3 is only for servers
    patch #4 and 7 for .Net Framework

    The funny thing is ... XP is the least affected OS this month.
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    Notice they are strangely quiet on the IE6,7,8 zero day exploit?
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    Not so quiet. They just said that they can't fix it yet.

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    Given that there is a simple work-around for the problem, I wonder if they will even bother.
    Not that important to me as I don't use those versions of IE for my personal work and one my older servers enhanced security is enabled.
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    EMET can save from that bug but I'm sure MS will fix that bug in February (even-numbered months have more patches) because many people still use XP.

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