After attacks, Microsoft readies security patches

2009-04-09T20:27:00
ID AFTER-ATTACKS-MICROSOFT-READIES-SECURITY-PATCHES-040909/72521
Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2013-04-17T16:39:26

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From CIO (Robert McMillan)

Corporate IT staffers will get a double whammy next week, as both Microsoft and Oracle are set to release critical security updates [cio.com] on the same day, including a likely fix for an Excel bug that has been used by cybercriminals.

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This month, Oracle’s quarterly software fixes and Microsoft’s monthly patches happen to fall on the same day, next Tuesday. For Windows users, there will be a lot to patch. Microsoft plans to release eight updates in total [microsoft.com]: Five of them are for Windows, with a single update each for Internet Explorer, Excel and Microsoft’s Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) server. Read the full story. More from ZDNet Zero Day [zdnet.com]