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Security Quest #1b: Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Another month and another Microsoft Patch Tuesday so there’s another set of patches from Microsoft. This month is relatively mild. The only OS Security update is for the old Windows 2000 SP4, nothing for Windows XP or Vista. The Visual Studio and MSN Messenger updates are only rated as “important”. These should still be installed as the rating indicates an exploit that could have serious repercussions. It just means the exploit can’t be used to spread malware without user action.

None of these updates apply to my Windows PCs or VMs so all I got was the malicious software removal tool which doesn’t require a reboot.

MS07-051 is a “critical” update for Windows 2000 SP4.

MS07-052 is a “important” update for Visual Studio .Net 2002, 2003, and 2005, including those versions updated with SP1.

MS07-053 is a “important” update that applies to various versions of Windows Services for Unix. If you run Windows Services for Unix check the bulletin, you probably need to update.

MS07-054 is an “important” update for MSN Messenger 6.2, 7.0, 7.5 and 8.

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