Big Set of Microsoft Security Patches Coming Tuesday

Microsoft plans to release 12 sets of security patches next Tuesday fixing critical vulnerabilities in a number of its products, including the company's new security software. The bulk of the patches will fix flaws in the Windows operating system and Office, Microsoft said in a statement published today on its Web site. Five of the updates will be for Windows and two of them will be for Office. Microsoft also plans to release one less-critical update that addresses flaws in both Windows and Office.

The patches will be released as part of Microsoft's monthly cycle of security updates. There will also be patches for Microsoft's Step-by-Step Interactive Training, Microsoft Data Access Components, and an update that covers both Windows and Visual Studio. Finally, Microsoft will also publish an update that patches critical flaws in its Windows Live OneCare, Antigen, Windows Defender, and ForeFront security software

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How many, if any, of these are for Windows Vista though? It doesn't say, and also, many of these aren't critical, I think 5 or 6 are, the rest are importent or optional bug fixes.

That aside, you do have a point, releases fixes for Vista should be easier/faster for MS, I sure hope that's the case though, as the delay in XP patches is due to all the testing they do so that nothing else is broken.

GP007 said,
How many, if any, of these are for Windows Vista though? It doesn't say, and also, many of these aren't critical, I think 5 or 6 are, the rest are importent or optional bug fixes.

That aside, you do have a point, releases fixes for Vista should be easier/faster for MS, I sure hope that's the case though, as the delay in XP patches is due to all the testing they do so that nothing else is broken.

True, also, Windows Vista has been out for 3 months, and so far, it has been very secure - more so than Windows XP when it was first launched.

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