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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Breaking News : Microsoft to release an urgent patch for all Windows Versions today

I just now received an e-mail from Microsoft informing that an urgent patch for all versions of Windows will be released today at about 17:00hrs GMT. This seems to be a very Critical Patch since it has been released with so much of an urgency. Also, note that this is an out-of-band security patch (not one that is released as per schedule).

It's very good to see Microsoft act on this vulnerability so quick. I haven't seen something like that from long time now. Good Start Microsoft!!

The update has got a severity level 'CRITICAL' for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server - but has severity 'IMPORTANT' for Vista and Windows 2008.

You can read the security bulletin here.