Linked by HAL2001 on Tue 14th Dec 2010 22:26 UTC
Microsoft Today Microsoft released 17 security bulletins which address 40 vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Office, Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint Server and Exchange. This brings the total count for 2010 to 106 bulletins. Of note, only two of the bulletins are rated Critical, 14 are rated Important and one is Moderate. In addition to the bulletins released today, Microsoft is announcing plans to extend the Office File Validation feature currently available in Office 2010, to Office 2007 and 2003. This will help protect those using older versions of Microsoft Office from file parsing vulnerabilities.
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Only 40?
by satan666 on Tue 14th Dec 2010 23:43 UTC
satan666
Member since:
2008-04-18

That's it? Only 40? What about the rest of them?

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RE: Only 40?
by lucas_maximus on Wed 15th Dec 2010 11:05 UTC in reply to "Only 40?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Yeah Only 40 ....



Compared to the 600 hundred I downloaded for my Fedora installation last night.

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RE[2]: Only 40?
by SlackerJack on Wed 15th Dec 2010 14:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Only 40?"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

For one start they're not all vulnerabilities(nice exaggeration) and with Linux you get your apps you have installed supported, so more updates.

At least they're getting fixed, that's the main point here.

Edited 2010-12-15 14:01 UTC

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RE[3]: Only 40?
by lucas_maximus on Wed 15th Dec 2010 18:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Only 40?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It was in context of the shitty anti-Microsoft comment I was replying to ... that is just trolling so I trolled back.

Edited 2010-12-15 18:29 UTC

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RE[4]: Only 40?
by bannor99 on Thu 16th Dec 2010 00:42 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Only 40?"
bannor99 Member since:
2005-09-15

It was in context of the shitty anti-Microsoft comment I was replying to ... that is just trolling so I trolled back.


How childish of you. His comment could, at least, be construed as funny.
Yours, sadly, was simply lame.

Perhaps, next time, you neither feed the troll nor attempt it yourself. The former is a waste of time and you weren't any good at the latter.

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RE[5]: Only 40?
by lucas_maximus on Thu 16th Dec 2010 09:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Only 40?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

How childish of you. His comment could, at least, be construed as funny.
Yours, sadly, was simply lame.

Perhaps, next time, you neither feed the troll nor attempt it yourself. The former is a waste of time and you weren't any good at the latter.


Sometimes mate you just feel the urge to do these things.

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RE[3]: Only 40?
by the old rang on Thu 16th Dec 2010 01:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Only 40?"
the old rang Member since:
2009-09-04

They are PATCHES...

Remember Buffer Overflow... It STILL is not fixed

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RE[2]: Only 40?
by WereCatf on Wed 15th Dec 2010 20:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Only 40?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Compared to the 600 hundred I downloaded for my Fedora installation last night.

600 hundred == 600.000, so.. umm.

Anyways, Microsoft updates only Windows-specific parts and a handful of Microsoft-only applications, no other applications. Fedora however updates all applications in the system, not only those from a specific source.

Oh, and you are counting all updates including but not limited to basic feature updates and bugfixes, not only vulnerabilities.

Ie. bad attempt at trolling.

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RE[3]: Only 40?
by lucas_maximus on Thu 16th Dec 2010 13:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Only 40?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

That guy was being a dick, so I trolled back, a bit childish as someone has pointed out ... Apparently Microsoft always are in the wrong, if they don't fix something apparently they don't care, if they do it only proved that Windows is "buggy and crap".

But there is never any problems with Linux, and if you do we get the "Linux is just a kernel" attitude.

It gets really, really, really boring fast.

Edited 2010-12-16 13:52 UTC

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RE[4]: Only 40?
by SlackerJack on Thu 16th Dec 2010 15:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Only 40?"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Nobody ever said anything about Linux here and you're the one who got all defensive about it, and made a silly comment about Linux updates.

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RE[5]: Only 40?
by lucas_maximus on Thu 16th Dec 2010 15:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Only 40?"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It was very obviously implied.

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RE[4]: Only 40?
by dylansmrjones on Sat 18th Dec 2010 19:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Only 40?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

You better start learning the different between kernel and userland then ;)

Besides that nobody ever denies GNU/Linux having problems now and then. It actually quite common. You could see lots of that in the articles about rolling releases in the GNU/Linux world. But of course as a measly low-IQ windows user you cannot wrap your mind around that, but have to attack other persons whenever you can, and calling them Linux zealots - even when they are users of Windows Server 2008 (and 2003 before that). But it's just so much easier to assume everybody else are idiots. That way you don't have to look at your own limitations, eh?

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Thanks to reporters
by ramasubbu_sk on Wed 15th Dec 2010 05:21 UTC
ramasubbu_sk
Member since:
2007-04-05

Thanks a to all the hackers for remoting all these vulenrabilities to Microsoft , instead just floating in the web.
All users must be safe and peaceful at internet.

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I got 14...
by Tuishimi on Wed 15th Dec 2010 17:49 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

...with an app (one note) update and the time zone bug fix.

[14 security fixes, 2 other updates]

Edited 2010-12-15 17:50 UTC

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40 down? how many to go
by the old rang on Thu 16th Dec 2010 00:59 UTC
the old rang
Member since:
2009-09-04

It is interesting to see they only 'patched' 40 problems.

This last month or so there were at least 5 'major' problems and those are only the 'announced ones.'

Nothing says the problems are fixed (I hate to say how many times buffer overflow has been 'patched' )

Any one betting that Microsoft had ''fixed' ' the problems???

Want to bet against there being over 20 majors over 5 years old?

How about over 100 that they had know about and did nothing for more than one year? (not necessarily still, but that over year passed before anything was really done)?

Also, curious, how soon someone might find another little 'bomb' laid for competitors...

I am sorry if you think I am sounding down on Microsoft.

I have had too much lost over their antics, as described.

Wow... They have had a record 40 'patches' .

That means 2 things.

Not one is called a 'fix' ... (they don't dare)

and no guarantees that what they did has meaning for user safety, comfort or utility. (they don't dare)

Chapter 10,001 of same old sh....ucks I almost slipped.

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RE: 40 down? how many to go
by lucas_maximus on Thu 16th Dec 2010 13:49 UTC in reply to "40 down? how many to go"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

[sarcasm]Yes apparently they don't care because they have released patches to resolve these problems.[/sarcasm]

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