Another 'patchy' Tuesday for Windows users

, posted: 11-Oct-2006 08:18

As I waiting for automatic updates to kick in here, I get the October 2006 security bulletin from MS. Although other sources reckoned there'd be eleven patches, there are "only" ten this time:


MAXIMUM SEVERITY

BULLETIN NUMBER

PRODUCTS AFFECTED

IMPACT

Moderate

MS06-056

Microsoft Windows .NET Framework 2.0

Information Disclosure

Critical

MS06-057

Microsoft Windows

Remote Code Execution

Critical

MS06-058

Microsoft Office

Remote Code Execution

Critical

MS06-059

Microsoft Office

Remote Code Execution

Critical

MS06-060

Microsoft Office

Remote Code Execution

Critical

MS06-061

Microsoft Windows or Office

Remote Code Execution

Critical

MS06-062

Microsoft Office

Remote Code Execution

Important

MS06-063

Microsoft Windows

Denial of Service

Low

MS06-064

Microsoft Windows

Denial of Service

Important

MS06-065

Microsoft Windows

Remote Code Execution


Actually, if you count the Malicious Software Removal Tool, plus the update for the Outlook 2003 junk mail filter and the KB923097 update for Office 2003, it makes thirteen patches all in all.

The "SetSlice" vulnerability is being plugged with MS06-057, but the remote code execution hole in Microsoft's XML parser (MS06-61) was new to me. It doesn't affect users running the older 2.5 version, only the newer 3.0 one.

Either way, with so many "critical" and "important" patches this time around, make sure you update as soon as possible. Here's hoping nothing will break with the updates, and yes, I know it's Wednesday in my particular timezone.

Update And here they are... I got 16 for this particular machine:

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