MS Patch Tuesday: 7 bulletins coming, 4 critical

MS Patch Tuesday: 7 bulletins coming, 4 critical

Summary: Next Tuesday's batch of security updates from Microsoft will include "critical" patches for worm holes in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Outlook Express and Windows Mail.

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7 bulletins coming, 4 criticalNext Tuesday's batch of security updates from Microsoft will include "critical" patches for worm holes in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Outlook Express and Windows Mail.

In its advance notice mechanism, Microsoft announced plans to release seven bulletins on October 9, 2007.  Four of the seven will be rated "critical," the company's highest severity rating.

Three of the seven bulletins will address flaws in Windows Vista.

Microsoft also said three "important" bulletins will cover holes in Windows and Microsoft Office.

Topics: Security, Collaboration, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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  • How Long

    Before the fanbois get in a Windows vs. Linux fight?

    I say 30 minutes.
    thirtyseven
    • Probably shorter

      for Windows vs OS X.
      Badgered
      • I think NonZ answered that one for ya.....

        Seems to be Windows vs OSX. Which I'm nsot sure I understand for the post he was
        replying to seemed to state the poster was a Windows XP fan not an OSX fan.

        Pagan jim
        Laff
        • The poster that NZ responds too is just a fan of good software

          Which is why I avoid Vista like the plague that it is. But I do use several flavors of Linux, OS X and Windows (except of course Vista). Right now I am writing and debugging software for an ARM core processor using a Windows 2000 VM running in Fusion on OS X but typing this post in Firefox for OS X.

          I have no religious zealotry for any software of software vendor as long as they produce good code. My favorite Windows flavor is really Windows 2000 but XP has its place for certain applications and I use it when appropriate. Ditto for Linux. Software I consider especially good includes solid applications that are portable to Windows, Linux and OS X like most of Mozilla's stuff.

          Nonzealot should be proud if indeed he was not a zealot. Too bad his ZDNet handle is a big freakin lie...
          jacarter3
          • Other than OSX and Vista, we use the same software

            I'm typing this post in Firefox (on Vista). My media PC is MythTV running on SuSE. My email server is CyrusIMAP running on SuSE. I'm waiting to buy a new desktop computer and in the meantime, I'm using an old laptop with PCLinuxOS 2007 on it (and wow, what a great distro that one is!!).

            Pretty much every mouse/keyboard/gaming peripheral I've purchased in the last few years have been made by Logitech since I like their products better than the Microsoft equivalent.

            It is funny but just because I refuse to use the most locked down, proprietary, consumer unfriendly system ever produced (Mac + OSX), I'm a Windows only zealot? I guess I am but only if you ignore the fact that most of the stuff I use isn't made by Microsoft at all. But, I understand that Apple zealots find it easier to believe that the only reason someone could decide not to use Mac + OSX is if they have decided to [b]only[/b] use Windows. Believing otherwise could lead to the uncomfortable conclusion that people [b]do[/b] look at the alternatives and [b]still[/b] choose to avoid Apple products!!

            snicker, smirk :)
            NonZealot
        • Please show where I mentioned any OS other than Windows?

          Here, I'll even make it easy for you and paste my entire post:
          [i]Is it a good thing or a bad thing when vulnerabilities are patched before they are exploited? I can't remember. Oh, if it helps you answer one way or another, we are talking about Windows. It is funny but sometimes the answer to that question depends on what OS you are talking about.

          Snicker, smirk :)[/i]j

          You are [b]so[/b] obsessed with OSX that you even see it mentioned where it never was!!!

          snicker, smirk :)
          NonZealot
          • Please NonZ you have a history on these posts I can pull from

            The common defense to your tirades against OSX so called vulnerabilites is that there
            are NO Exploits hench you referrence to OSX in the first part of your post. Then you
            refer too OSX again in the final part when you indicate is this a quesion for Windows
            alone or all OS's ie OSX. Your history is rabid and pleantiful and ANYONE who has
            followed you knows what you were refering too...wink, wink, nudge, nudge...say no
            more.

            Pagan jim
            Laff
          • Wow, you are talented!!!

            I didn't realize that mind reader was one of your talents. I'm going to have to be more careful when I reply to your posts.

            No matter how much you squirm, there is no denying that I was on topic and you weren't.
            NonZealot
          • Don't think I did deny you were on topic.....

            But I will stand firmly that you were pointing directly at OSX in your reply to the first
            previous poster. Anyone but NonZ disagree with me here?

            Pagan jim
            Laff
          • And YES I am VERY talented....ask the ladies.

            Pagan jim
            Laff
    • So why did you bring it up?

      Let's just not even mention any OS other than Windows. Vista was supposed to be bullet proof and the "bestest, most securest" Windows ever. Apparently not. That's why I never bothered with it.

      Just call me an XP fanboy if you want.
      jacarter3
      • Clarify one thing for me

        Is it a good thing or a bad thing when vulnerabilities are patched before they are exploited? I can't remember. Oh, if it helps you answer one way or another, we are talking about Windows. It is funny but sometimes the answer to that question depends on what OS you are talking about.

        Snicker, smirk :)
        NonZealot
        • The absolute best is to have no vulnerabilites.....

          a distant second is to have vulnerabilities that you find and patch before a problem
          occurs. Then they start falling and distancing themselves from one and two pretty
          dramatically........

          Regardless of OS to be certain.

          Pagan jim
          Laff
          • Then you agree that these patches are GOOD!!!

            [i]The absolute best is to have no vulnerabilites.....[/i]

            And since such an OS doesn't exist, you have to admit that these patches are GOOD!!!! It is GREAT that MS keeps us safe by finding holes and patching them.
            NonZealot
          • Did not indicate otherwise....:)

            Pagan jim
            Laff
        • Snicker, snark

          "[i]It is funny but sometimes the answer to that question depends on what OS you are talking about.[/i]"

          Yeah that's true, MS releases more patches and fixes in 1 quarter than I ever, ever have needed for Linux or Mac OS X. Now that you brought it up...
          jacarter3
          • The numbers disagree with you

            But don't let reality hit you on your way out!

            Snicker, smirk :)
            NonZealot
    • Hey 37

      You were only off by about 27 minutes, way dude!

      Now to all these wanna bes turks, geeks, techs whatever: If you think for a moment that Snapple, ie OSX releases their holes to the public your dead wrong! Recall: month of Apple bugs/patches? They cover up their holes cause they know 80% of their users use no security products whatever! Why you say, uh duh, doh!, cause Crapple sold 'em that way! here it is folks: once an OS gets popular it becomes a target, plain and simple. Computer platforms are tools to do tasks, have fun with, however you want to do it. If you don't think that your silly little OS is wide open, then and I've said this before: fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on ME!
      Hey go play, have fun, enjoy your machine!
      fredfarkwater@...
  • RE: MS Patch Tuesday: 7 bulletins coming, 4 critical

    I hope that they will have fixes for Windows Movie Maker and DVD Maker.....mine has never worked! Very frustrating. Any word?
    mmcdaniel@...
    • "Movie Maker and DVD Maker...has never worked!"

      "Movie Maker and DVD Maker...has never worked!"

      I'd guess updates for your requests won't among those distributed.

      Considered a different platform, lately?

      :o)
      Jack-Booted EULA