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October 10, 2006

More Microsoft security patching fun

Posted by David Hunter at 6:34 PM ET.

Ed Oswald at BetaNews:

Microsoft scaled back its October patch event by one on Tuesday, electing to release ten patches. Five patches are intended for Windows, the highest rating of those being critical; four for Office, with the highest rating also being critical; and one moderate patch for the .NET framework.

As is typical with information surrounding Patch Tuesday releases, Microsoft did not specify the nature of the dropped patch.

Altogether across the ten patches, a staggering 28 security issues have been fixed, with a large portion of them yet again coming from the Redmond company’s Office productivity suite.

The delivery of those patches may be delayed for some consumers and enterprise customers due to technical difficulties with the update servers delivering the patches. Downloads would be delayed until at least Wednesday for customers using Microsoft Update, Automatic Updates, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and Windows Update v6.

“To be clear, it’s a delay due to the networking for these systems: there are no issues with the security updates themselves,” Craig Gehre of the Microsoft Security Response Center said. “Technical teams are engaged and have been working around the clock to resolve this problem.”

I don’t know about you, but it certainly gives me a warm feeling.

Update: They must have fixed Microsoft Update since I just got notified of pending updates and installed 15 high priority updates (not all of them labeled “security”).

Filed under Microsoft, Patch Tuesday, Security

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