Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A light "Patch Tuesday" from Microsoft this month

Sysadmins deserve a light month every once in a while.  Microsoft's Patch Tuesday this month has only two patches, one of which affects servers on company networks and the other of which affects PowerPoint.  No reboot has been required on any workstation I have patched so far.  SANS rates both patches "Critical", meaning they need to be patched but exploitation is not widespread right now.

Microsoft plugs critical Windows worm hole | ZDNet
Microsoft today shipped two security bulletins with patches for three security holes in the Windows operating system and the PowerPoint presentation software.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday – May 2011 | eEye IT Security Blog
Oh how I am starting to enjoy the odd numbered months this year. Back in January Microsoft released 2 bulletins. February followed with 12, March with 3, and April with 17. Now May has arrived with only 2 bulletins. If you are looking to avoid piles of patch deployment work this summer, I’d bet on taking vacation in June or August.
SANS: May 2011 Microsoft Black Tuesday Overview

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