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  • MS-DEFCON 3: Some lingering problems, but it’s time to get Windows and Office patched

    Posted on July 26th, 2017 at 11:25 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It’s time to get the July patches rolled into your Windows and Office systems, in spite of a handful of niggling bugs.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows.

  • July 2017 Patch Tuesday rolls out with another load of updates

    Posted on July 11th, 2017 at 15:05 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    On July 11, Microsoft has once again rolled out a deluge of patches for Windows and other Microsoft products.

    Martin Brinkmann at ghacks.net provides the full list. Here’s the summary.

    • Windows 7:  22 vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical, 19 important, and 1 moderate
    • Windows 8.1: 24 vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical, 21 important, and 1 moderate
    • Windows RT 8.1: 21 vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical, and 21 important
    • Windows 10 version 1703: 27vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical, 23 important and 1 moderate
      Note: Windows 10 version 1507 will no longer receive security updates.

    Other products affected:

    • Internet Explorer 11: 7 vulnerabilities, 5 critical, 2  important
    • Microsoft Edge: 19 vulnerabilities, 15 critical, 3 important,  1 moderate
    • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2: 2 vulnerabilities, 2 important
    • Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1: 1 vulnerabilities, 1 important
    • Microsoft Office 2016: 1 vulnerability, 1 important

    Good news: supposedly the IE11 browser crashes have been addressed.

    It’s back!! Watch out for KB2952664 (Win7) and KB2976978 (Win8.1) reissued 7/11 with a metadata change. You may get it again!!!!

    UPDATE: Security patches for Microsoft Office are now available. Considering last month’s fiasco, it’s probably an excellent idea to let the lemmings (er…Guinea Pigs) jump off the cliff first. Unless you desperately need patches to fix patches to fix patches….
    Office 2007 (5), Office 2010 (3), Office 2013 (9), and Office 2016 (14)

    UPDATE: .NET Security and Quality Rollup updates for July 2017 are available for Win10 only. The update addresses CVE-2017-0248.

  • MS-DEFCON 2: Time to make sure you turned off Automatic Update

    Posted on July 9th, 2017 at 20:30 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    With Patch Tuesday imminent, make sure you have Automatic Update turned off. You have to patch sooner or later, but there’s no reason to expose your machine to malformed missives from Microsoft.

    Details in Computerworld Woody on Windows.

  • Office non-security patches for July 2017 are here

    Posted on July 5th, 2017 at 14:26 PKCano Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    No, you don’t want to install them yet, even if we are on DECFON 3.

    Office 2013

    Update for Microsoft Word 2013 (KB3213567)
    Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB3213574)

    Office 2016

    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3213547)
    Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (KB3203481)
    Update for Skype for Business 2016 (KB3213548)
    Update for Microsoft Visio 2016 (KB3203473)
    Update for Microsoft Project 2016 (KB3203476)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3213549)
    Update for Microsoft Word 2016 (KB3213550)
    Update for Microsoft Access 2016 (KB3191926)
    Update for Microsoft OneNote 2016 (KB3178665)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3203471)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3115145)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB3191928)

    Office 2007 is on extended support. It no longer receives non-security updates. There were no updates listed for Office 2010. Security patches for all current versions of Microsoft Office are released on the second Tuesday of the month (Patch Tuesday)