Critical updates to Windows 10, XP and Vista for June Patch Tuesday

Critical updates to Windows 10, XP and Vista for June Patch Tuesday

This month's Patch Tuesday is unique. Microsoft is not only attempting to address a record 94 vulnerabilities, but also provided security updates for several operating systems that are no longer supported, including Windows XP and...

06/16/17

May Patch Tuesday delivers fixes critical Windows 10 exploits

May Patch Tuesday delivers fixes critical Windows 10 exploits

For this May Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Microsoft attempts to resolve 56 reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Windows, both Browsers and the .NET development platform. Three of the vulnerabilities have been reported publicly...

05/12/17

Massive change to a moderate Patch Tuesday

Massive change to a moderate Patch Tuesday

Last month, we had the largest ever release of patches and updates from Microsoft. This month, we see the biggest change to Patch Tuesday since October 2003.

04/14/17

Largest ever Patch Tuesday from Microsoft

Largest ever Patch Tuesday from Microsoft

After last month’s rather brief Patch Tuesday from Microsoft, we see one of the largest ever releases of updates for Windows and Microsoft Office -- and of course another critical update for Adobe Flash Player.

03/15/17

February Patch Tuesday updated

February Patch Tuesday updated

Microsoft released a single update last week with this February Patch Tuesday, after a week's delay. Or, perhaps MS17-005 is considered an out-of-band update from Microsoft?

02/27/17

Why February's Patch Tuesday is delayed

Why February's Patch Tuesday is delayed

After a short break since our Patch Tuesday debugged analysis in January, it looks like we are going to have some delay with Patch Tuesday in February due to a last minute technical issue with the Microsoft release process.

02/17/17

Final patches for Office, Windows and Adobe Flash for 2016

Final patches for Office, Windows and Adobe Flash for 2016

This is the final Patch Tuesday for the year and also the last one using the "per-patch" detailed format. Starting in January, we will match the latest Microsoft patch deployment grouping or "roll-ups."

12/19/16

Windows, Office and Flash Player updates for this Patch Tuesday

Windows, Office and Flash Player updates for this Patch Tuesday

With 14 bulletins for this November Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has updated Windows and Office and has also had to wrap another Adobe Flash Player update to manage two zero-day exploits.

11/10/16

5 critical updates for October Patch Tuesday

5 critical updates for October Patch Tuesday

October's change of season brings a fundamental change to how Microsoft presents and delivers updates to Windows 7 and 8.x systems.

10/14/16

September Patch Tuesday brings 7 critial updates to IE, Windows and Adobe Flash

September Patch Tuesday brings 7 critial updates to IE, Windows and Adobe Flash

Microsoft traditionally has a large patch release for September. This September's Patch Tuesday is no exception with 14 updates, seven rated as critical, seven rated as important, altogether resolving a total of 50 reported...

09/14/16

August Patch Tuesday 2016 -- Microsoft releases 5 critical updates

August Patch Tuesday 2016 -- Microsoft releases 5 critical updates

This August Patch Tuesday from Microsoft brings a relatively light series of updates, with five rated as critical and the remaining four rated as important. Aside from the relatively few updates from Microsoft, there are no zero-day...

08/10/16

Critical Updates to IE, Edge and Adobe Flash Player for July Patch Tuesday

Critical Updates to IE, Edge and Adobe Flash Player for July Patch Tuesday

I think that we were all hoping for a “boring” Patch Tuesday for this July update cycle. With “only” 11 updates, six rated as critical and the remaining patches rated as important, this month does provide some relief from the very...

07/13/16

5 critical updates and the end of QuickTime for June Patch Tuesday

5 critical updates and the end of QuickTime for June Patch Tuesday

A few months ago, we saw the end of Oracle JAVA Plugin support, and now we see the end of QuickTime with the call to remove it from your systems. If only we could get rid of Adobe Flash.

06/15/16

Critical updates for IE, Edge and Flash for this May Patch Tuesday

Critical updates for IE, Edge and Flash for this May Patch Tuesday

With eight updates rated as critical and the remaining patches rated as important, Microsoft seems to have adopted a new clustering approach to patches.

05/12/16

Critical updates for IE, Edge and Adobe Flash for April Patch Tuesday

Critical updates for IE, Edge and Adobe Flash for April Patch Tuesday

Although there has been a large amount of hype relating to the latest security scare (BadLock), the real issue this month is the Adobe Player vulnerability addressed in MS16-050. Both Microsoft browsers require urgent updates due to...

04/13/16

5 critical updates for March Patch Tuesday

5 critical updates for March Patch Tuesday

Following Microsoft’s recent practice of issuing large updates covering multiple versions of Microsoft IE, Office as well as both desktop and server OS platforms, the 13 updates for March probably represents the new “average” Patch...

03/09/16

Microsoft delivers major updates to Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player

Microsoft delivers major updates to Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player

This month Microsoft returns to form with 13 patches, with six rated as critical and the remaining seven rated as important. You’ll notice that MS16-010 is missing -- that’s because it was released last month on January 12th, with the...

02/10/16

6 critical updates for January Patch Tuesday

6 critical updates for January Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has started the year with a truly unusual Patch Tuesday. There are nine updates for January, with six rated as critical and the remaining three rated as important (the reverse of the usual distribution in terms of severity)....

01/13/16

8 critical updates for this December Patch Tuesday

8 critical updates for this December Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has delivered a massive December Patch Tuesday with eight critical and four important updates. This month's patch release addresses a hefty 71 Windows vulnerabilities with two publicly reported exploits already "in the...

12/09/15

Four critical patches for November Patch Tuesday update core Windows and Office components

Four critical patches for November Patch Tuesday update core Windows and Office components

Microsoft's November Patch Tuesday brings us four critical updates and eight important patches that attempt to resolve 54 reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. In addition to this release of 12 updates,...

11/12/15

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