Microsoft Sep security update could be "massive"

Microsoft said it will ship four security updates next week, only a third as many as it did last month, to fix critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Windows Media Player and other parts of its software portfolio. But just because September sports only four -- down from almost a dozen in August -- that doesn't necessarily […]

Microsoft said it will ship four security updates next week, only a third as many as it did last month, to fix critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Windows Media Player and other parts of its software portfolio. But just because September sports only four -- down from almost a dozen in August -- that doesn't necessarily mean patching will be a breeze, said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Network Security Inc.

“It's not going to be an easy month,” Storms said, “what with all these different applications and different operating systems affected. Patching will be a lot more involved than you'd think with just four bulletins.” Storms called the patching job “potentially massive.”

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