Expect A Massive Patch Day Tomorrow - gHacks Tech News

Expect A Massive Patch Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a day that could force many system administrators into overtime as both Microsoft and Adobe plan to release security patches for several of their products. Microsoft alone plans to release 13 security patches and updates for various Microsoft operating system, Microsoft Office and other Microsoft products. The patch day is also the first to include a critical security patch for Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows 7.

Adobe on the other hand plans to release security patches for its popular PDF reader Adobe Reader that are also rated critical. The updates will all be released tomorrow and system administrators will certainly their hands full updating the computer systems that run the software and operating systems.

A closer look at the Microsoft Patch Day reveals eight critical security vulnerabilities and five important vulnerabilities that will get fixed with the patches that are released tomorrow. The majority of vulnerabilities affects the Windows operating system but it does also include one critical Internet Explorer vulnerability.

System administrators and Windows users are encouraged to visit the two websites linked above for further information. These websites will also contain the links to patch the security vulnerabilities. Windows users can also use Windows Update, Microsoft Update or Automatic Updates to update their operating system.


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  1. Engineeer Head said on October 12, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    It would be a Busy Day for Sys Admins

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