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Microsoft Security Updates - October 2009

Star  This may be the largest Patch Tuesday release ever according to ZDNET article below.

NO ISSUES SO FAR -- On my work PC, I had 16 total patches for Windows and Office (38mb).  I have many additional Office products like Project, Visio, Front Page, etc.  It took a while to install (maybe 45 min) and everything seems to work normally so far.  Please wait patiently for this large release to download and install -- then reboot immediately as prompted so that changes will be properly applied to Windows registry.

Microsoft Security Updates - October 2009
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-oct.mspx

ISC Patch Tuesday overview
http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=7345

Huge Patch Tuesday Update - October 2009
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=4585

QUOTE: Microsoft today released its largest ever batch of Patch Tuesday updates to fix a whopping 34 security holes in a wide range of widely deployed software products.

The latest patch batch covers critical vulnerabilities in software products that are bundled with Microsoft’s dominant Windows operating system (Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player) — and several known security problems (SMB v2 and FTP in IIS) for which functioning exploit code has already been publicly released.

The SMB v2 issue, which has been in the news over the last month, has been addressed with MS09-050, a critical bulletin that actually address three separate documented vulnerabilities.

Star MS09-050 protects against SMB exploit for Windows Vista
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=4350

Comments

Robert said:

I'm having this on a Windows 7 (RTM) machine:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (KB972222)

Installation date: ‎10/‎13/‎2009 3:29 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 645

# October 13, 2009 5:57 PM

C said:

# October 14, 2009 3:34 PM