Monday 13 June 2011

Microsoft Patch Tuesday - June Preview

Well, it may be June here in the UK, but judging by the recent weather you would not have guessed it... Loads of rain and yesterday it was just plain cold. That said, April and early May was great - so, we shouldn't complain.

And with the heavy June showers, we have a similarly weighted Patch Tuesday from Microsoft.  Sixteen updates will be released tomorrow (roughly 18:00 GMT) with the following profile;

  • Nine Critical Updates
  • Seven Important Updates

As usual, all of the patches rated as Critical relate to "Remote Code Execution" vulnerabilities. This is now a pretty common issue with products as this security vulnerability is generally related to late binding DLL loading issues. Given that a significant chunk of these issues can be resolved by "hard" specifying the correct directory location - I wonder if this issue will be resolved with the "Next Version of Windows"?

Another slightly amusing extract from this update is that one of the affected pieces of software a Critical Update is Microsoft's  Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway. In this case, whether you find this amusing or not, depends on whether you work for Microsoft or not.

Here is a list of some of the Microsoft Products that will be affected by the June Patch Tuesday update;
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
Note: Microsoft will only list the Microsoft products that may be affected. For other applications, you will have to wait until the results of our AOK Patch Assessment published tomorrow evening.

You can read more about this coming June Security Update here:

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