Patch Tuesday Sees Four Critical Patches
For its October patch release, Microsoft released a total of six
, one less than originally planned. Four address issues
deemed "critical," and two address issues deemed "important."
The "critical" patches all involve issues that can allow remote code
execution, and target all supported versions of Windows, plus Microsoft Office,
Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and Windows Mail.
One of the "important" patches is for Windows and corrects an issue
surrounding denial-of-service (another Windows patch to correct a "spoofing"
flaw was dropped from today's lineup). The second "important" patch,
for Windows and Office, deals with an elevation-of-privilege issue.
Do you patch automatically, or test patches before deploying? Tell me your
patch strategy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Peter Varhol on 10/09/2007 at 1:23 PM