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Patch Yesterday Offers 5 'Important' Fixes

As I previewed Monday, this Patch Tuesday had a scant 5 patches, and these were only "important," far less crucial than "critical."

In fact, Adobe released more than twice that, shipping out 13 fixes. And unlike Microsoft, which explicitly documents what each fix does, Adobe ships out fixes without a lot of detail.

Back to Microsoft, elevation of privilege and (as usual) remote code execution (RCE) patches led the charge. The Windows Internet Name Server got an elevation of privilege hole plugged, while rich text docs and Excel got RCE patches.

How does Microsoft patching stand up to other vendors? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/14/2011 at 1:18 PM


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