Microsoft Serves Up a Turkey for Thanksgiving

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In Apple news, they released nine patches recently, one of which appears to be a buffer overflow that’s over a year old. The date on the CV is 2011. That’s concerning. Now, the Apple patches are supposed to be somewhat automated, but the QuickTime patches are on Windows. So if you’re running WSUS, that doesn’t protect you. You’ve got to go get the patch yourself. It’s also concerning that Apple is still not being transparent about their security. They push out patches, calling them “feature enhancements,” when in fact it’s fixing critical issues. If Apple wants to be an enterprise player, they need to grow up and start providing IT admins with enough information to make patch decisions.

IT administrators may find they don’t have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving with a disruptive Patch Tuesday headed their way. With six Microsoft bulletins, four of which are critical and some restarts required, along with a host of other issues, IT can expect a disruptive Patch Tuesday this month.

According to Paul Henry, security and forensic analyst at Lumension, it’s disappointing to see the critical bulletins impacting more than just legacy code as we’ve come to expect in recent months. These bulletins impact many current generation products and that’s concerning. Nothing is ever 100 percent secure and mistakes are made in software. But it’s still ugly to see. In this slideshow, Henry outlines, in the order of severity, what you can expect this patch Tuesday.

 

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