Patch Tuesday will Fix Issues Across all Platforms, Including Servers
February 8, 2010
Microsoft is urging customers to update as soon as the patches are released on Tuesday. The planned release this week is expected to include 13 updates for a total of 26 vulnerabilities. As reported by CRN, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday will issue fixes for Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7, as well as Server 2003 and 2008, Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2004 for Mac.
"Matthew Walker, regional director for the UK at security firm Lumension, warned that IT departments should prepare for the updates to allow for as little disruption as possible.
"'After a light start to the year in terms of patching, Microsoft is issuing a bumper load for IT departments to tackle. Bulletin six appears to be the most disruptive as it is critical across all Microsoft platforms - both server and desktop/laptop,' he said.
"'Microsoft indicates that a reboot is required, so this patch could impact the availability of key servers and the productivity of IT staff.'"