Windows 7 Latest Windws Update "Mega Patch" for August 10 2010 Details


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Nearly 34 security vulnerabilities have been patched for this Patch Tuesday, and approximately 14 updates released to address various operating system issues for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, forum visitors and members will see more security updates as a result of this update. This is by far, the largest Windows Update release in some time.

These updates address issues in the following software:

  • Microsoft Windows Client and Server (All supported versions)
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Silverlight (upon which more .NET applications are being built)
  • Microsoft XML (MSXML)
Windows Kernel Updated: Changes to the Windows kernel have been made in the August 2010 Patch Tuesday update to address MS10-048 and MS10-047. For laymen, the kernel is the core build of the Windows operating system.

Angela Gunn, Security Response Communications Manager at the Microsoft Security Response Center had this to write:

Hello; I'm Angela Gunn and I'm new to the Response Communications team. Today we're releasing our advance notification for the August security bulletin release, which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10. This month's release is composed of 14 bulletins addressing 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, SQLMSXML, and Silverlight. Eight of the bulletins carry a Critical severity rating, and six are rated Important.

As always, we recommend that customers review the ANS summary page for more information and prepare for the testing and deployment of these bulletins as soon as possible.
For those who keep track of such things, this will be the most bulletins we have ever released in a month; we have released 13 bulletins on a couple of occasions. However, in total CVE count, this release ties with June 2010, so there's no new record there. Please join Adrian Stone and Jerry Bryant for a public webcast on Wednesday. We'll go into detail about all the bulletins and answer questions live on the air. Register at the link below:

Date: Wednesday August 11
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)

Angela Gunn
Security Response Communications Manager
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View the official bulletin here: August 2010 Bulletin Release Advance Notification - The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Windows users can check for Windows Updates manually by entering Start -> Control Panel -> Windows Update

Additional, and much more substantive information can be found at the August 2010 Security Bulletin Overview.

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