Nine Patches Fix 19 Microsoft Holes (15 Critical)
Microsoft released nine patches, five labeled critical, as part of its Patch Tuesday monthly release cycle. Of the nine patches, only one does not affect Windows. That patch fixes holes in Office, Visual Studio, ISA Server and BizTalk Server. The nine bulletins in total address 19 vulnerabilities, of which 15 are critical.
Says Eric Schultz, CTO of Shavlik Technologies, "The bulletins cover a gamut of affected products - almost everything in your enterprise will need to be patched today with the exception of Internet Explorer. No IE patches this month!
"The majority of bulletin releases these days relate to client-side vulnerabilities – visit an evil website, open an evil document, or read an evil email and you’ll get hacked. These vulns are of greatest concern on the desktop where end users are filling time between Mafia Wars power-ups and Facebook updates by visiting websites that may be hosting content of questionable repute. This month, there are 5 bulletins addressing these types of issues."