Microsoft Security Updates

Microsoft released nine security updates this past Tuesday.

When it came time to run Automatic Update on my Windows XP SP2 virtual machine (running under Parallels) I got 12 updates, so Microsoft pushed more than the security updates. The updates broke down as follows (all links are to the Microsoft Knowledge Base article number listed):

  1. Security Update for Media Player 11 (KB936782)
  2. Security Update for IE 7 on Windows XP (KB938127)
  3. Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (KB928365)
  4. Cumulative Security Update for IE7 on Windows XP (KB937143)
  5. Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 (KB928366)
  6. Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – August 2007 (KB890830)
  7. Security Update for Windows XP (KB938829)
  8. Security Update for Windows XP (KB921503)
  9. Definition Update for Windows Defender
  10. Update for Windows XP (KB936357)
  11. Update for Windows XP (KB938828)
  12. Security Update for Windows XP (KB936021)

The updates to Windows Vista Ultimate (also running under Parallels) through Automatic Update included:

  1. Update Windows Mail Junk E-Mail Filter (KB905866)
  2. Update for Windows Vista (KB938127)
  3. Cumulative Security Update for IE 7 in Vista (KB937143)
  4. Security Update for Windows Vista (KB933579)
  5. Malicious Software Removal Tool – August 2007 (KB890830)
  6. Security Update for Windows Vista (KB936021)
  7. Security Update for Windows Vista (KB936782)
  8. Definition Update for Windows Defender
  9. Security Update for Windows Vista (KB938123)

Patching Results (both platforms)

The download and patching was straight-forward. A single reboot at the end of the patching was required. Windows didn’t have any problems starting up or running after being patched. But, I don’t use Windows enough to encounter any but the most severe problems. I also run very few applications so wouldn’t encounter any conflicts. I don’t run any versions of MS Office so I haven’t tried the Office updates.

Have you applied the updates yet? Any problems?