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Microsoft Setting Record With Next Patch Tuesday

Microsoft is slated to deliver a "record-setting" fourteen security updates next week on Patch Tuesday, August 10. The updates will address thirty-four vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and Silverlight. Eight bulletins are rated as Critical while the other six have a listing as Important. Every version of Windows has at least one critical vulnerability that will be addressed in next week's mega-patch.

"For those who keep track of such things, this will be the most bulletins we have ever released in a month; we have released 13 bulletins on a couple of occasions," said Angela Gunn, Microsoft's Security Response Communications Manager. "However, in total CVE count, this release ties with June 2010, so there's no new record there."

Gunn added that Adrian Stone and Jerry Bryant will speak during a public webcast on Wednesday, August 11, and will go into detail about all the bulletins and answer questions live on the air. Interested consumers can register for the webcast by heading here.

Out of the fourteen bulletins, twelve are for the Windows platform. Two are slated for Office, and Internet Explorer and Silverlight will each receive one update. "This is big, not only because of the numbers, but also because they'll affect everybody," said Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of security risk and compliance provider Qualys.

The oldest software affected by Patch Tuesday will be Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2. Other versions of Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows 2000 are no longer supported.

  • bhaberle
    Glad to see they are working. =)
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  • ahnilated
    Microsoft is slated to deliver a "record-setting" fourteen security updates next week on Patch Tuesday, August 10. The updates will address thirty-four vulnerabilities in Windows

    This has to be Microsoft math so that they can say they have the least number of security updates when it is actually 34 fixes not fourteen. Got to love the spin.
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  • joex444
    Out of the fourteen bulletins, twelve are for the Windows platform. Two are slated for Office, and Internet Explorer and Silverlight will each receive one update.

    Speaking of Microsoft math, if 12 are for Windows and 2 are for Office then that's 14. If IE and Silverlight each get one then I'm counting 16.

    Perhaps it should be "record-setting" "fourteen" updates.
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  • wotan31
    So between now and next Tuesday, there's 14 security holes, more than half of them "Critical", for the hackers to play with? That's just great.
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  • ethanolson
    I wish Apple were public about this stuff. I remember being blown away when somebody dug up a patch comparo between Apple and Microsoft that made Apple look horrible. It was definately weird.
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  • NeeKo
    ethanolsonI wish Apple were public about this stuff. I remember being blown away when somebody dug up a patch comparo between Apple and Microsoft that made Apple look horrible. It was definately weird.
    Are you crazy? Why would they work on security? Dont you understand?

    IT HAS NO VIRUSES!!!
    /sarcasm
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  • dEAne
    thanks to microsoft and to tomshardware too.
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  • wotan31
    dEAnethanks to microsoft and to tomshardware too.Thanks to Microsoft for what exactly? Leaving millions of users exposed to 34 security flaws in its products all at once?? Yeah, thanks Microsoft. /Sarcasm
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  • extremepcs
    Glad I run a WSUS server so I can deploy them to test machines first :) Odds are at least one of them will break something.
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  • cheepstuff
    wotan31Thanks to Microsoft for what exactly? Leaving millions of users exposed to 34 security flaws in its products all at once?? Yeah, thanks Microsoft. /Sarcasm
    No, for fixing them. They already got your money; they don't have to release patches for vulnerabilities. Lets see you write tens of thousands of lines of code without a single hole that someone could breach.
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