Patch Tuesday Addresses 12 Vulnerabilities, Ignores Zero-Day Glitch

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  1. MajorDomo

    MajorDomo [H]ard as it Gets

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    If it’s the second Tuesday of the month, it must be Patch Tuesday. This month Microsoft has issued seven security updates dealing with 12 vulnerabilities across all platforms. What is conspicuously missing is a permanent fix for the recently found Zero-Day exploit.

     
  2. damicatz

    damicatz 2[H]4U

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    Such is the danger of proprietary software. You are completely at the mercy of the vendor for fixing their own bugs.

    And while we are at it, why do you have to reboot after installing updates? Windows is the only operating system that requires rebooting after every minor update.
     
  3. timta2

    timta2 [H]ard|Gawd

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    My Mac often requires reboots after system updates and security updates (as rare as they are). It's kind of hard to update files that are in use while the system is fully running.
     
  4. Tudz

    Tudz [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yes, compared to open software, where you completely at the mercy of someone who knows the program well enough to fix the bug and also has the time and motivation to fix it. :p
     
  5. damicatz

    damicatz 2[H]4U

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    No it's not.

    The newly updated file gets written to a new inode and the reference is updated. Existing handles to that file still draw from the old inode; new handles go to the new inode with the updated file. From there, you simply restart the affected processes; no need to reboot the entire OS.
     
  6. Semantics

    Semantics 2[H]4U

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    Yeah but Mac OS X is just what unix because todays apple can't program an OS for shits as we saw with OS9, Microsoft should have this down already.
     
  7. dgz

    dgz [H]ardness Supreme

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    As a long part-time Linux user, that is not correct. Depending on what you're updating or installing, you may have to restart even more often on non-proprietary systems :D
     
  8. dgz

    dgz [H]ardness Supreme

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    why did i put that non... :(
     
  9. prndll

    prndll I'm floppy, even when I don't want to be

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    Even though there might be a few actual "fixes" for certain things, most updates are not meant so much for the user. The biggest part of it is meant for the maker. Things that are "real" problems never actually get fixed.

    I can do a better job of protecting myself with a good host file and Ccleaner.