Microsoft delivers patches for IE, font driver; Puts Stuxnet to bed

Microsoft delivers patches for IE, font driver; Puts Stuxnet to bed

Summary: Microsoft delivered a beefy set of patches addressing 40 vulnerabilities across Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, SharePoint Server and Exchange.

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Microsoft on Tuesday delivered a beefy set of patches addressing 40 vulnerabilities across Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, SharePoint Server and Exchange.

Of the bunch, two bulletins were rated critical and 14 were important.

As expected, MS10-090 was the biggest bulletin. This one addressed a bevy of IE problems affecting IE 6, 7 and 8.

By McAfee's count, Microsoft has rounded out the year with 106 security bulletins, the highest number in history. That tally is also a big jump over the 74 security bulletins released in 2009. Microsoft patched 266 vulnerabilities this year.

Microsoft said in its blog post that it also patched three vulnerabilities in Windows OpenType Font driver. There are no reported attacks on the font driver.

Microsoft also said it addressed the last known vulnerability exploited by the Stuxnet malware. The Stuxnet patch isn't deemed critical.

Here's an abbreviated version of Microsoft's deployment priority chart.

Topics: Security, Browser, Microsoft

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  • The US government told M$ to wait to fix it

    so that the worm could work inside the iranian enrichment machines for a while longer - more proof that the government is corrupt!
    Ron Bergundy
    • RE: Microsoft delivers patches for IE, font driver; Puts Stuxnet to bed

      @cyberspammer2 What part of Iran are you from?
      neverhome
      • RE: Microsoft delivers patches for IE, font driver; Puts Stuxnet to bed

        @neverhome

        So what part of cyber warfare do you not understand? Viruses are not confined to one-way street; they move both ways -- and everywhere.
        nandashrestha
    • And this is news . . . .

      @cyberspammer2

      How, exactly?

      Grow up, little boy.
      JLHenry
    • RE: Microsoft delivers patches for IE, font driver; Puts Stuxnet to bed

      @cyberspammer2 <br><br>please cite your references to back up your statement

      (edit to correct spelling, thank you egads)
      erik.soderquist
      • RE: Microsoft delivers patches for IE, font driver; Puts Stuxnet to bed

        'cite'
        egads@...
    • RE: Microsoft delivers patches for IE, font driver; Puts Stuxnet to bed

      @cyberspammer2

      Dude. Grow up. The World is corrupt. We're just a little less corrupt than Iran. By the way, why do you call yourself cyberSPAMMER? Are you corrupt as well? Before you point out the mote in someone else's eye, check out the plank in your own.
      >Iran wants to kill us. Make no mistake about it. You're an idiot if you think otherwise. - Does that justify corrupting their systems?- Well, it's not waterboarding, that's for sure.
      >Pointing out our mistakes & corruption is one thing. Thinking that we are the bad guys is another. Why don't you check & see just how far corruption in Iran goes. It's easy to be an armchair critic. Get your nose out there in the field and see how everyone else lives first.
      CaptSnaz
  • RE: Microsoft delivers patches for IE, font driver; Puts Stuxnet to bed

    why so puddi cyberspammer2
    SteveWisc
  • RE: Microsoft delivers patches for IE, font driver; Puts Stuxnet to bed

    Yep! I installed all the patches this morning on my Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit system, after which I was no longer able to boot into Windows---even in SAFE mode! No matter what I tried (even startup repair), I was dead in the water. Fortunately, I run daily full system image backups and was eventually able to restore my system from my latest image backup. You may want to wait a few days until you see if others have the same problem. I've been doing this for many, many years and I know what to do. Something in one (or more) of these patches completely killed my OS so---beware!
    warnerpeter@...
    • Nope

      @warnerpeter@...
      Just went to Vista Home Premium(my other OS)and did the update. No problems rebooting.
      richdave
    • RE: Microsoft delivers patches for IE, font driver; Puts Stuxnet to bed

      @warnerpeter@...

      Funny, I've installed all the updates to both of my Windows 7 x64 installs one Ultimate and the other Home Premium with no issues. See if any Google applications are interfering with the install as well any AV. Another thing you can run is the Update Readiness tool which will check the whole system for inconsistancies and automatically fix them. This would be last resort as it is the most time consuming.

      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821
      audidiablo
  • I am not enriching uranium in my Win 7 computer.

    Do I need to install the patch?
    ;-)
    kd5auq