Patch Tuesday: Microsoft patching 22 vulnerabilities

In this month's update, to which Microsoft have unofficially permitted to be called 'Patch Tuesday', the software giant intends to be fixing 22 vulnerabilities that have been discovered throughout some of its programs. The number of risks remains the same as it was last month, however a significantly greater amount of patching is involved for August with 13 bulletins overall. The news comes as the traditional second Tuesday of the month approaches when Microsoft usually releases the security updates.

With that in mind, the security updates will be distributed worldwide from Tuesday 9th August 2011 (10AM PST). Those that have the Windows Update functionality turned on, will not have to worry as it should automatically take care of patching your relevant system. Those that have not activated the Windows Update feature, must ensure they manually update their systems, given that once again, risks have been found with remote code execution, elevation of privilege and denial of service.

Below is an overview of all affected components in the update:

  • Internet Explorer (6, 7 and 8)
  • Microsoft Developer Tools
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Office (Visio 2003, 2007 and 2010)
  • Microsoft Windows OS (XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008 (& R2), 7)

Eight out of the thirteen updates (which are for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems) will require restarts in order for them to become effective. Microsoft has a page specifically for this month's update, users can view specific details here.

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They should make Service Packs or fix rollouts for their entire .NET frameworks. Keeping up with all the updates and fixes the past few months and trying to integrate them into unattended installations or captured images is a PITA...

ajua said,
They should make Service Packs or fix rollouts for their entire .NET frameworks. Keeping up with all the updates and fixes the past few months and trying to integrate them into unattended installations or captured images is a PITA...

+1

I don't mind a restart from time to time..gets everything all fresh again. But just to note we are now pushing well over 100 updates almost close to 120 updates from XP SP3 fresh install with plenty more most likely to be added in the coming months. Its time MS announces a SP4 or complete pack update for XP of the sorts before they end support for it.

sava700 said,
I don't mind a restart from time to time..gets everything all fresh again. But just to note we are now pushing well over 100 updates almost close to 120 updates from XP SP3 fresh install with plenty more most likely to be added in the coming months. Its time MS announces a SP4 or complete pack update for XP of the sorts before they end support for it.

Not gonna happen…

sava700 said,
I don't mind a restart from time to time..gets everything all fresh again. But just to note we are now pushing well over 100 updates almost close to 120 updates from XP SP3 fresh install with plenty more most likely to be added in the coming months. Its time MS announces a SP4 or complete pack update for XP of the sorts before they end support for it.

Vista's just as bad... Need an SP3 for that.

sava700 said,
I don't mind a restart from time to time..gets everything all fresh again. But just to note we are now pushing well over 100 updates almost close to 120 updates from XP SP3 fresh install with plenty more most likely to be added in the coming months. Its time MS announces a SP4 or complete pack update for XP of the sorts before they end support for it.

XP is done for. SP3 is the last one.

sava700 said,
I don't mind a restart from time to time..gets everything all fresh again. But just to note we are now pushing well over 100 updates almost close to 120 updates from XP SP3 fresh install with plenty more most likely to be added in the coming months. Its time MS announces a SP4 or complete pack update for XP of the sorts before they end support for it.

you are lucky that they bother to update it at all

XP support should had end this year.............. 2001 > 2011 (over ten years!!!!)

sava700 said,
I don't mind a restart from time to time..gets everything all fresh again. But just to note we are now pushing well over 100 updates almost close to 120 updates from XP SP3 fresh install with plenty more most likely to be added in the coming months. Its time MS announces a SP4 or complete pack update for XP of the sorts before they end support for it.

They "might" do a roll-up package for XP at some point like they did for Windows 2000, but that is a big might. It is now in an extended support mode, meaning that MS will only patch security issues. They are making no attempt at bug fixes or enhancements for that system. Extended support should end a little later this year based on Microsoft's support cycle, but they extended the deadline to 2014.

its a shame they cant just reload a modual so the patches get applied rather than a whole restart, or maybe suspending the system and just restarting tha tone thing

DKAngel said,
its a shame they cant just reload a modual so the patches get applied rather than a whole restart, or maybe suspending the system and just restarting tha tone thing

Is your machine that slow, that a restart REALLY bothers you that much?

All operating systems REQUIRE them from time to time with updates, so what's the issue anyone has with a simple restart?

The mandatory restarts I really hate are from some program like SuperAntiSpyware updates for example, of which the last one required a restart. Now that's ridiculous!!

DKAngel said,
its a shame they cant just reload a modual so the patches get applied rather than a whole restart, or maybe suspending the system and just restarting tha tone thing

I have found that many patches do not require a restart. Restarts are a big deal for MS Server OS, so they work to avoid them if at all possible. It is true that all systems require them. I also have a Linux server I run; I would say that many times after installing a new volley of updates (which is a constant stream instead of a nice once a month set) the server must restart.

Julius Caro said,
So I should expect a week of all the computers I work with begging to be restarted?

Only if your PCs are not managed by WSUS…