6 zero-days make this a 'Patch Now' Patch Tuesday

6 zero-days make this a 'Patch Now' Patch Tuesday

For June, Microsoft released 50 updates to address vulnerabilities across the Windows and Office ecosystems. There's some good news — and some bad.

Browser updates are back for the May's Patch Tuesday

Browser updates are back for the May's Patch Tuesday

With 55 updates, three publicly reported vulnerabilities and reports of public exploits for Adobe Reader, this month's update will require some time and testing before deployment.

The Patch Tuesday focus for April: Windows and Exchange (again)

The Patch Tuesday focus for April: Windows and Exchange (again)

Another very broad series of updates across the Windows ecosystems for this April patch cycle. Unfortunately, four vulnerabilities affecting Windows have been publicly disclosed and one security vulnerability has been reported as...

Patch Exchange now, and test your Windows updates

Patch Exchange now, and test your Windows updates

If it weren't for some serious security issues involving on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers, I'd say things look pretty good for this month's batch of patches.

What's not to love with this month’s Patch Tuesday?

What's not to love with this month’s Patch Tuesday?

Despite a lower-than-average number of updates and patches in February, four vulnerabilities have been publicly disclosed and we're seeing increasing reports of exploits in the wild.

Easing into the new year with a modest January Patch Tuesday

Easing into the new year with a modest January Patch Tuesday

Microsoft started 2021 with a relatively benign update cycle for Windows and Microsoft Office systems, delivering 83 updates for January. There are no Zero-days or “Patch Now” recommendations.

Microsoft presents us with a light Patch Tuesday for December

Microsoft presents us with a light Patch Tuesday for December

With only 58 reported vulnerabilities, this month's Microsoft Patch Tuesday represents a welcome respite from the large and broad updates seen during the past year.

Browser updates are back for Update Tuesday; testing may be needed for Windows patches

Browser updates are back for Update Tuesday; testing may be needed for Windows patches

Microsoft this week released 112 updates to its Windows, browser, development and Office platforms. But there were no zero-days or reports of publicly exploited vulnerabilities for November.

Microsoft focuses on Office, less so on Windows, and offers nothing for browsers on Patch Tuesday

Microsoft focuses on Office, less so on Windows, and offers nothing for browsers on Patch Tuesday

This was a surprisingly light update, with a reduced number of Windows updates, no Microsoft browser updates and some critical Office patches — so far. Microsoft is scheduled to release more updates this month and we will see whether...

A fat Windows Update for September's Patch Tuesday

A fat Windows Update for September's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft released 129 updates to its Windows ecosystem this month. The good news: we are not dealing with any zero-days or publicly reported vulnerabilities.

A zero-day and testing of key printing features will drive August Windows updates

A zero-day and testing of key printing features will drive August Windows updates

Though a DNS-spoofing vulnerability in Windows has been rated as a zero-day, the focus for this month’s updates should be on testing key Windows features prior to deployment.

Advisories and mitigations, oh my! Critical updates for Windows this July

Advisories and mitigations, oh my! Critical updates for Windows this July

July's Patch Tuesday update round-up deals with 123 separate security vulnerabilities, including an urgent issue with Microsoft Outlook and a very serious flaw in Windows CVE-2020-1350.

Large in number, large in nature, this Patch Tuesday needs your attention

Large in number, large in nature, this Patch Tuesday needs your attention

With another critical update to Adobe Flash Player, critical updates to Microsoft’s browsers and the number and nature of updates to Windows platform, this month yields a large testing surface for companies.

A 'business-as-usual' Patch Tuesday update for Windows desktops

A 'business-as-usual' Patch Tuesday update for Windows desktops

With no “zero-days” and a relatively light load of Office, Developer Tools and legacy ESU updates, May's patch cycle focused on the Windows desktop and server platforms, with 111 security related updates to all platforms.

Don’t Panic, but do make this month’s Patch Tuesday a priority

Don’t Panic, but do make this month’s Patch Tuesday a priority

With 113 Patch Tuesday updates this month, there is a lot to do.

Take your time, get it right for March Patch Tuesday

Take your time, get it right for March Patch Tuesday

With 115 patches, this will be a difficult set of updates to release and manage. Test the changes to each platform, create a staged rollout plan and wait for imminent changes from Microsoft.

A large – but manageable – February Patch Tuesday brings critical browser updates

A large – but manageable – February Patch Tuesday brings critical browser updates

The 99 reported vulnerabilities addressed by Microsoft for this February's Patch Tuesday are manageable – even with critical browser patches to deal with.

Just a few more updates for 2019 makes for a light December Patch Tuesday

Just a few more updates for 2019 makes for a light December Patch Tuesday

There is an urgent update to Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and three critical updates to the Windows platform that will require some attention this month. In addition, we have cumulative updates for the .NET and SQL server platforms...

Critical updates to Excel and publicly disclosed exploits make for an urgent November Patch Tuesday

Critical updates to Excel and publicly disclosed exploits make for an urgent November Patch Tuesday

This is a really big update for the Windows platform. And while we don’t have a zero-day vulnerability like September’s Patch Tuesday, there are two vulnerabilities that deserve our attention.

A troubled update to critical browser patches for October Patch Tuesday

A troubled update to critical browser patches for October Patch Tuesday

This October Patch Tuesday is an important but troubled patch release from Microsoft. Our advice is to wait, test and stage your patch deployments.

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