Skip Links

Microsoft to fix 23 security holes in 8 patches on Tuesday

Next Patch Tuesday will be moderately big, fixing holes in IE, Windows, Forefront and .Net/Silverlight

By Microsoft Subnet on Thu, 10/06/11 - 3:02pm.

On Tuesday, Microsoft will release eight security bulletins, two rated critical and six rated important, to fix 23 vulnerabilities. These will fix holes in Internet Explorer, .NET Framework & Silverlight, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Forefront UAG, and Microsoft Host Integration Server.

The critical patches affects all supported versions of Windows: XP, Vista and Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, 2008 and R2 (not Server Core), and all supported versions of IE, including IE 9. There's a sprinkling of patches rated important affecting all versions of Windows, too.

Interestingly, Microsoft will issue a rare patch, rated important, for its VPN product, Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010, to fix a hole that could allow remote code execution.

Nearly all will require a restart ... fun stuff.

Paul Henry, security and forensic analyst for Lumension, points out that Microsoft also released today SP3 for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007. "SP3 includes a roll up of previously patched issues, as well as newly discovered issues from the lifecycle of SP2," he says.

Blog Roll
Microsoft Subnet Home Page
http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/
All Microsoft Subnet bloggers
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blogs/microsoft/feed
ActiveWin
http://www.activewin.com
Blake Handler The Road to Know Where
http://bhandler.spaces.live.com/
Dmitry's PowerBlog
http://dmitrysotnikov.wordpress.com/
Doug Brown,DABCC
http://www.dabcc.com
Ed Bott's Windows Expertise
http://www.edbott.com/weblog/
Joseph Tartakoff Microsoft Blog
http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/
Long Zheng istartedsomething
http://www.istartedsomething.com/
Mini-Microsoft
http://minimsft.blogspot.com/
Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows
http://www.winsupersite.com
Robert McLaws WindowsNow
http://www.windows-now.com
Scobleizer
http://scobleizer.com/
Techmeme
http://www.techmeme.com/
Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog
http://www.techflash.com/Microsoft