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March 8, 2007

Patch Tuesday good news and bad news

Posted by David Hunter at 10:54 PM ET.

The Patch Tuesday good news is that Microsoft won’t be distributing any security patches next Tuesday:

Microsoft is not planning to release any security updates on Tuesday, one of only a handful of times the company won’t have security patches available since its monthly security updates began in 2003, Microsoft said Thursday.

The bad news is that there are a number of exploits for which patches just aren’t ready:

Microsoft is currently working on patches for known vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 7, Office 2007′s Publisher 2007, and the Windows Vista OS, but they are not ready for release at the moment, said a spokesman from Microsoft’s public relations firm Thursday.

According to eEye Security there are “five known zero-day holes in Microsoft products” that will remain unpatched until at least next month. There’s no need to feel abandoned though as there will be some updates distributed come Tuesday – just no security updates.



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