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Windows 7: Microsoft scrambles as it patches 26 bugs, warns of active attacks


13 Jun 2012   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Microsoft scrambles as it patches 26 bugs, warns of active attacks

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Microsoft on Tuesday patched 26 vulnerabilities, including one in Internet Explorer (IE) that's already being exploited. The company also warned customers of a new zero-day attack and quashed yet another instance of a bug that the Duqu intelligence-gathering Trojan leveraged.

The software maker also ditched one security update at the last minute and substituted another in its place, probably because the second was more serious.

Of Tuesday's seven security updates, three were rated "critical," Microsoft's top-most threat ranking, while the other four were marked "important," the next-most-serious label.

The 26 vulnerabilities -- one more than Microsoft last week told users to expect -- included 10 critical, 14 important and two judged "moderate" in the company's four-step scoring system.
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Microsoft scrambles as it patches 26 bugs, warns users of active attacks | Security - InfoWorld


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13 Jun 2012   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

And I only got one updated for Windows 8 RP. Is Win 8 that much more secure?

Jim
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13 Jun 2012   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Curious...I just updated, and installed the 14 updates available, of which one was for Office. Then I checked the update history and not one of them was listed as critical. I then did a manual update check, but nothing new was offered. Where do you suppose that the critical ones went?
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13 Jun 2012   #4
MiamiBeach

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Patch change or Virus?

I received all the patches that recently were sent out by MS for Windows 7 but I have noticed a very strange chnage....normally when you pull up your file listing (i.e. My Documents) the icon for all of my MS Word docs have changed to an orange color grafic instead of the normal MS bue document graphic. Was this part of the update or is this a virus? I installed no other software, hardware, etc.

Did anyone else notice this? Also, I have only noticed this on MS Word and nothing else.


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13 Jun 2012   #5
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Nope

Mine are still blue. I have all the patch tuesday updates succesfully loaded.
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14 Jun 2012   #6
MiamiBeach

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks HH. I suspect a virus. I ran Malware and found one trojan. With these type changes (to the icons) and the fact that there was a trojan detected (and removed) I am going to contact Norton or McAfee and see if they have had other instances with this happening.
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14 Jun 2012   #7
asteidl

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Got the updates, for both PC's. Thanks for posting in News, was a helpful reminder to check updates!
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