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    Exclamation Microsoft IE Patch due Jan 21st

    Hello all,

    As many of you are aware a new exploit in IE was used against Google and many others to attack their networks. Tomorrow on January 21st Microsoft are planning to release an Out of Band Security Update. It covers IE6, IE7 and IE8 on all platforms: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 and Windows 7.

    More details here and here. I would highly recommend you patch at the earliest opportunity!

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    Excellent article on the flaw here for those that are interested.

    Geoff Chappell, Software Analyst - Viewer

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    And the updates are out!

    KB972270 (XP SP2/SP3)
    KB978207 IE7 and KB978207 IE8 (XP SP2/SP3)

    All other updates are listed here

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    To remind people that it's the 21st today Get that patch on folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post


    To remind people that it's the 21st today Get that patch on folks!
    thought today was the 22nd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox View Post
    thought today was the 22nd

    How many lights do you see, I can see 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    How many lights do you see, I can see 5
    lol you lost me

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    just a little script

    i wrote this intended as a startup script to install this patch across multipul sites i look after.

    code is semi-tested as in i ran it and it worked fine but not ran as a startup script yet!

    Code:
    @echo off
    if exist "C:\logs\KB972270.log" goto End
    net use p: \\server\Apps\Patches
    p:\WindowsXP-KB972270-x86-ENU.exe /quiet /norestart /log:c:\logs
    net use p: /delete /y
    :End
    exit

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    I believe we're looking at a mass deployment via WSUS this weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox View Post
    lol you lost me


    Sorry, silly star trek joke. Someone is being kept under duress until they are broken the test is to force them to admit to there being 5 lights when really there’s only 4. I ask you again is the 21st or the 22nd

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    Seems to show up in WSUS as a Security update rather than Critical one... wishful thinking on Microsoft's part there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    Seems to show up in WSUS as a Security update rather than Critical one... wishful thinking on Microsoft's part there?


    I thought security updates were considered critical by MS.

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    KB972270 is considered low, but KB978207 for IE is most definitely critical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox View Post
    thought today was the 22nd
    Yes, today's the 22nd It's just my fingers failed to type what I was thinkling which is that some of us may not have noticed the fix came out last night. I need a couple of days off at lots of caffeine... just as well it's Friday

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