Microsoft to fix 40 vulnerabilities in 2010's last Patch Tuesday

By Jos
Dec 13, 2010
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  1. Microsoft’s last Patch Tuesday for 2010 is due tomorrow and it looks like system administrators will have their hands full in the run-up to the holiday break. According to its advance notification for the December batch of updates, the company plans to issue 17 bulletins addressing a total of 40 vulnerabilities – the biggest in its history, it seems. Only two have a maximum rating of critical, though, while 14 are designated as important and one is rated moderate.

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  2. vipor231

    vipor231 Newcomer, in training Posts: 31

    does linux have these security issues? LOL this is very laughable and im shocked that windows is still selling...don't get me wrong windows 7 is great but cmon there should be less of these security issues
  3. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TechSpot Maniac Posts: 516   +96

    No..it is more like so few people use Linux and Apple OS that hackers think it is a waste of time. If Linux was just as popular as Windows, they would be patching it left and right. No OS is perfect.
  4. Well said, Darkshadoe. Why fishing in the pond while there's a lake.
  5. For your own information Linux is consistently been updated and patched.

    http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2010/12/linux-kernel-13-million-lines-over-5-patches-per-hour.ars
  6. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 Newcomer, in training Posts: 489

    Is the author trying to take a dig at Microsoft too ? What's with the Band-Aid with the wrong side facing up on top of the Windows logo ?
  7. bmaytum

    bmaytum TechSpot Member Posts: 40

    Actually, NOT so well said darkshadoe. You are quite right that Linux is not widely targeted because of relatively small userbase compard to Windoze. But moreover, linux is much more resistant to the access & permission rights escalation exploits widely-employed in Windoze attacks. And linux is also much more secure for blocking auto-replicating trojan & bot activities.

    In any case I *do* commend Micro$oft for their continuing hard work to find and patch their problems - keep up that good work.!
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,035   +70

    Few years ago Linux was ahead of windows in discovery of security related holes per week (according to scania), now I haven't been able to follow things as I did in the past, but it sure says something about how secure Linux is, or for that matter any OS. I don't buy all that Linux is much more secured malarkey, because it isn't targeted as zealously as windows, nor it will be for a long time to come, because it isn't an OS which is suited to prime time for an average user. It is what I say a 'geek's OS'.
  9. lol at the Linux fanbois...

    Just take your head out of your asses. Every OS needs security updates...
    Linux,windows, mac os...

    If you are using Linux, just run update manager and see how many security updates there are.
  10. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 862   +75

    what is it with people hating updates today?
  11. is this thing on?
     
  12. windmill007

    windmill007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 311

    I think Microsoft update should be forced to provide updates for other products as well...like Java and Flash and Acrobat...Since they are the software they exploit the most it only makes sense to keep them updated. Without them being part of windows update they are not easy to control especially in a business environment.
  13. I only had to install 8 updates today, on Win 7 64bit.


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