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Windows 7: First Patch for Windows 7 SP1 RTM Will Fix Critical Vulnerability

04 Mar 2011   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
First Patch for Windows 7 SP1 RTM Will Fix Critical Vulnerability

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In less than a month after the general availability deadline of Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Microsoft is preparing to release the first update designed to resolve a Critical security vulnerability in the upgraded copies of Windows Vista’s successor.

As part of the company’s normal patch cycle, this month’s security bulletins will be released on March 8th at 10:00 a.m. PST.

Only customers running Windows and Office will need to apply the patches, with those leveraging the operating system having to treat one of the security bulletins as a priority when it comes down to deployment.

“This month we'll release three bulletins, one of them rated Critical and two rated Important, addressing issues in Microsoft Windows and Office. We'll close four vulnerabilities with those bulletins,” revealed Angela Gunn, security response communications manager, Microsoft.
First Patch for Windows 7 SP1 RTM Will Fix Critical Vulnerability - Softpedia


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04 Mar 2011   #2
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Not to nitpick (at MS, not at you, JMH), but how many updates has 7 (or for that matter, Vista) gotten that were labeled as "Critical" on Windows Update? I know MS has 1 or 2 or more updates labeled as Critical every month in their monthly Patch Tuesday report, but when the updates show up on Vista/7 Windows Update, they seem to be downgraded to "Important".
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04 Mar 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is the first critical since SP1 was released like 10 days ago.
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06 Mar 2011   #4
vidanova

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Never understand microsoft, if these faults were on a car we would all be dead by now. Please release programs when you sort them out better, for a worlds leader in computing etc its p - - s poor
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06 Mar 2011   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Would you rather them just ignore holes in security when they find them and give out the update to patch them months later or never? Gimme a break.
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06 Mar 2011   #6
seekermeister

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

It may be the first, but I'm sure that it won't be the last.
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06 Mar 2011   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

The biggest issues are that there are 1000s (if not 10,000s) of people out there writing Virus/Malware apps to combat certain security systems. They are also writing new codes to take advantage of most other apps that people use on a daily basis (Office, Browsers etc.). MS are having to write new updates to combat the ever evolving Virus/Malware programmers.

I for 1 am thankful to receive these updates sooner rather than later
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06 Mar 2011   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
I for 1 am thankful to receive these updates sooner rather than later
They could just save up the critical ones and release them as a service pack!
More interesting that way!

Mike
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06 Mar 2011   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
I for 1 am thankful to receive these updates sooner rather than later
They could just save up the critical ones and release them as a service pack!
More interesting that way!

Mike
While in the meantime, hackers are gaining control over more and more of our systems

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06 Mar 2011   #10
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Well said Jeff, I agree it's better to have the updates as soon as possible rather than leave them causing more damage.
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