August '11 Patch Tuesday: 13 bulletins, 22 Vulnerabilities
Article by George Norman
On 05 Aug 2011
Redmond-based software giant Microsoft has recently announced that on the 9th of August at approximately 10 A.M. PDT, as part of its Patch Tuesday program (fixes for Microsoft products are released every second Tuesday of the month), it will roll out a grand total of 13 security bulletins to the public.

The aforementioned security bulletins are meant to address 22 vulnerabilities that plague the Windows operating system, the Internet Explorer web browser, the .NET Framework, and the integrated development environment (IDE) Visual Studio. Out of the 13 security bulletins, 2 are rated as “critical”, 9 are rated as important, and the remaining 2 are rated as moderate.

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As a little reminder, Microsoft uses the “critical” rating when it deals with vulnerabilities whose exploitation could allow the propagation of an Internet worm without user action. The “important” rating is used when it deals with vulnerabilities whose exploitation could result in compromise of the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of users’ data, or of the integrity or availability of processing resources. And last but not least, it uses the “moderate” rating when it deals with vulnerabilities whose exploitability is mitigated to a significant degree by factors such as default configuration, auditing, or difficulty of exploitation.

If you would like to learn more about the 13 security bulletins Microsoft will roll out on Tuesday, you can check out this Advance Notification that has been posted online.

In related news, Microsoft rolled out 4 security bulletins that address 22 vulnerabilities as part of the July 2011 Patch Tuesday. You can learn more about these bulletins here. One month before that, in June, Microsoft rolled out 16 bulletins that addressed 34 vulnerabilities. You can learn more about these bulletins here.

And now, the mandatory security warning: if you want to keep your system safe and secure make sure it is patched and up-to-date, and use a security software solution (and keep it updated as well).



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