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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40 down? how many to go
by the old rang on Thu 16th Dec 2010 00:59 UTC
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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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