Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, April 9 To Bring 9 Security Updates, 2 Are Critical

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This coming Tuesday, April 9, is going to be a busy one for Microsoft’s update servers. In advance of what have become known as “Patch Tuesday”, Microsoft posted nine early security bulletins to notify users and system administrators of the slew of impending Windows updates. Two of the patches have been deemed critical, while the remaining seven are flagged as important. And all of the updates are likely to require a restart.

The exact details of the two critical updates are not posted just yet, but one of them affects Windows and Internet Explorer; the other is solely a Windows update.

Though the details aren’t posted, critical updates are usually deemed as such because they could allow for remote code execution. Microsoft specifically says critical updates solve “A vulnerability whose exploitation could allow code execution without user interaction. These scenarios include self-propagating malware (e.g. network worms), or unavoidable common use scenarios where code execution occurs without warnings or prompts. This could mean browsing to a web page or opening email. Microsoft recommends that customers apply Critical updates immediately.”

In total, the upcoming updates will affect the Windows Operating Systems and OS Components, Office Suites and companion software, Microsoft Server Software, Office Web Apps, and Microsoft Security Software. If you’d like to take a look at the advance notification for yourself, Microsoft’s got it posted here.
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rapid1 replied on Sun, Apr 7 2013 10:49 PM

If this is a WIN8 focus update it won't matter to me. If it is a 7/8 update it will be good to see although I generally have 2 or 3 updates that will never work on whatever platform the say there available for anyway.

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i wonder if those patches wont open other ports to make the os vulnerable, or to help them get trough to ours. we never know how microsoft think .

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Clixxer replied on Mon, Apr 8 2013 5:23 PM

Well hopefully it closes vulnerabilities more than it opens them but people like finding those exploits and im sure noone has ever written the perfect piece of code especially when it go to such a broad audience and customer base.

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Much better to have an OS that release patches and updates often then and OS that doesn't and pretends everything is fine....

It goes to show they are actively updating and improving the security, its a never ending process.

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Brian replied on Mon, Apr 8 2013 9:14 PM

So, how many systems do you think will crash? I usually make a few bucks when microsoft rolls out a major update or two because, people seem to have problems due to shutting their computer off mid update.

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realneil replied on Sat, Jun 22 2013 12:56 PM


i wonder if those patches wont open other ports to make the os vulnerable, or to help them get trough to ours. we never know how microsoft think .

Just keep the ports closed after the patch installs. (close any that re-open)

I have a little script that closes all of the ports. Works great.


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