Friday, October 06, 2006

October Patch Tuesday - A lot of patches!

It's that time of the month - time to start preparing for the latest set of Microsoft Security patches. As described over on the MSRC blog, Microsoft is planning on releasing a total of ELEVEN security updates this month:

  • There are SIX patches for issues that affect Windows - with some marked as Critical.
  • There are FOUR patches that affect Office, with at least one marked as Critical.
  • ONE bulletin affects the .NET Framework - but this is just marked as moderate

You can use MBSA to detect the need for these updates. Accompanying these updates will be an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.And as ever, some updates are going to require a reboot.

MS is also planning on a technical Webcast on Wednesday, October 11th 2006 at 19:00 UK  time - you can register for it at the MS Events page.

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