Vista and IE 7 to receive 'critical' fixes on Patch Tuesday
Six high priority updates, in all
Microsoft is to issue four critical security fixes for this month's Patch Tuesday. Three of these affect either Windows Vista or Internet Explorer 7, which the software maker holds out as a paragon of its conversion to secure computing. In all, Microsoft will push six high-priority updates this Tuesday, the company announced today.
Of the four critical patches, two plug holes in Vista and earlier versions of the operating system, Microsoft said in an advisory. A third patch will fix a vulnerability in IE 7 and its predecessors while the fourth concerns Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2.
Two additional patches, one in Visio 2002 and Visio 2003 and the other in Vista, are rated important and moderate respectively.
Today's advisory is the first to implement a change Microsoft is making in the way it communicates plans for high-priority updates. Under the change, the software maker will issue a bulletin on the first Thursday of each month that gives some details about the updates planned for the following Tuesday. The additional information is designed to better help administrators prepare for the deployment and testing of the updates.
The Thursday dispatches disclose only the number of patches to be issued and the impact of the flaw, so there's no way to tally the number of vulnerabilities that will be fixed. ®
re: Again, we need to "upgrade" to Vista for what reason?
You need to upgrade to Vista because M$ will start crippling Windows Xp over the automatic update syst....oh, wait, that's already happened, he says, watching as SVCHOST.EXE runs at 100%
Vista will only be a 'reasonable' upgrade when OS prices come down, software support is increased across the board for all apps, and business machines come out the box with a high end dual [or quad] core processor and 2gb of ram for even the most basic systems.
I had a right laugh trying to get Vista to be usable on a P4 HT with 512Mb of RAM [which stil seem to be a common choice for the financially astute [IE cheap] business user]. Run Office 2003 on that, plus AV software, and it runs about as quick as our old NT4 boxes on PIIIs....not very.
Seems happier with 1gb and a Core2Duo, but on the same system, XP runs like shit of a shovel, is pretty much rock solid, and runs everything without a hiccup, and just feels quite slick overall.
And is Novell/Netware officially supported on Vista yet? I would investimigate myself, but I let the Vista testing be passed onto someone else after I got bored with it...
Again, we need to "upgrade" to Vista for what reason?
Because it seems to me it's nothing more than the same old tat with a pretty face and an over sensitive copy protection system - as well as generally being out performed by every operating system on the market, including previous versions of Windows.
Still full of holes, still a hazard to the financial well being of those that like to use the internet, still requires monthly patches and innumerable re-boots to install them (despite promises to the contrary).
Vista is a nasty pile of shit, and you're a fool if you deliberately replace any operating system with this garbage - unless you actually enjoy having your applications slowed down and crippled by 'tilt' factors.
Shiny things, yes my dog likes shiny things too..
Your wild animations never stop, making it impossible to actually read this article. You're going the way of Yahoo, and I might have to take you off my reading list. I'm sorry.