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Windows Users, Get Ready For a Bigger-Than-Usual Patch Tuesday 63

dibdublin (981416) writes with a report from The Register: October is stacking up to be a bumper Patch Tuesday update with nine bulletins lined up for delivery — three rated critical. Cloud security firm Qualys estimates two of the lesser "important" bulletins are just as bad however, as they would also allow malicious code injection onto vulnerable systems. Top of the critical list is an update for Internet Explorer that affects all currently supported versions 6 to 11, on all operating system including Windows RT. Vulnerabilities discovered in most versions of Windows Server, Windows 7 and 8, and the .NET framework are covered in the other pair of critical bulletins.
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Windows Users, Get Ready For a Bigger-Than-Usual Patch Tuesday

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  • by TWX ( 665546 )
    Does that mean that if I have an ancient Windows 98 install going somewhere, it'll get a rare update in the wild?
    • Yeah, my old XP laptop is in the closet, should I pull it out tuesday and let it upgrade?
    • by bondsbw ( 888959 )

      IE 6 should be illegal.

      • Why?

        It makes webmasters who charge by the hour very rich

      • by MrDoh! ( 71235 )
        Checking our weblogs, I'm still amazed how many people out in the wild are using ie6, and have avoided windows update. Ok, it's only a few % out of the full amount but still a few thousand machines that must be malware heaven.
  • Would these the more, less, or about as impactful as heartbleed and shellshock? What was the time frame between the introduction of the bugs being fixed, the discovery of the bugs being fixed, and the fixes?
  • Windows Users, Get Ready For a Bigger-Than-Usual Patch Tuesday
    Not something you expect to hear from a name like Micro Soft.
    Once you go Microsoft, you never go back, because lock-in.
  • Sounds like everything I don't use in Windows is getting patched.

  • ...as Microsoft patches the shellshock vulnerability in the bash interpreter underlying all of .net :P
  • Is should not take hours / need to install 150+ updates on fresh systems + the update rollup. It needs to be easier / take less time.

    • Is should not take hours / need to install 150+ updates on fresh systems + the update rollup. It needs to be easier / take less time.

      Boy only if there was an OS that had updates every year and was shiny new and made for tablets. Then this problem would go away. See go use the latest if you do not want +200 updates and you will get all your work done with the newest blinding white office too with no distractions which is hipster certified

      I am sure MS would never do that nor go to my local best buy and pay them to destroy copies of Windows 7 and office 2010 in the trash compactor so the only option is 8 and 2013 nahh wouldn't happen

    • by Mashiki ( 184564 )

      Why don't you just make a slipstream CD/DVD with all the updates on it? It sure doesn't take that long to do and at this point in time if you're re-doing it on more than one machine per month you should have one anyway. If you don't know how this will give you the basic primer on it. [expertreviews.co.uk]

      • The link leads to directions for XP. Windows Vista and up use an image based system on install media.
  • I thought Microsoft had dropped all support for Internet Explorer 6 and Windows XP?
    If not, they should and force people still stuck on IE6 to upgrade.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      I thought Microsoft had dropped all support for Internet Explorer 6 and Windows XP?

      Yes, unless you're running XP embedded, or you pay microsoft for ongoing XP support.

      IE6 is still supported on windows server 2003, so there will be patches.

    • Many businesses who are suffering with a MUST HAVE IE 6 app which is so tied to their business process that it would go under without it (like firing people and replacing them with software that uses IE 6) use Windows Server in a VM session with Citrix or a thin client.

      Pretty pathetic and crazy but some will just not upgrade their apps as that would cost money. Sometimes it is cheaper to keep using IE 6 through server 2003 in a client.

      • by tlhIngan ( 30335 )

        Many businesses who are suffering with a MUST HAVE IE 6 app which is so tied to their business process that it would go under without it (like firing people and replacing them with software that uses IE 6) use Windows Server in a VM session with Citrix or a thin client.

        Pretty pathetic and crazy but some will just not upgrade their apps as that would cost money. Sometimes it is cheaper to keep using IE 6 through server 2003 in a client.

        Well, sometimes the apps aren't upgradeable. Like the developers who wro

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