June's Patch Tuesday release is eerily similar to the one last month
Microsoft has released its usual Patch Tuesday flood, and it's enormous. Computerworld's Gregg Keizer has details.
Microsoft released individual patches for Windows XP and Vista -- both of which are beyond their end of support dates -- in a move eerily similar to the one last month. Per the Microsoft Security Response Center:
We are committed to ensuring our customers are protected against these potential attacks and we recommend those on older platforms, such as Windows XP, prioritize downloading and applying these critical updates.
There's a reason why Microsoft released XP and Server 2003 patches again this month. Three reasons, actually. As I said in April, when the Shadow Brokers revelations emerged, the earlier MS17-010 patched all of the NSA-derived attack vectors, except three known vectors in XP and Server 2003 machines:
Microsoft says none of the other three exploits—EnglishmanDentist, EsteemAudit, and ExplodingCan—runs on “supported platforms,” meaning Windows 7 or later and Exchange 2010 or later.
That appears to be the motivation for this month's highly unusual XP and Server 2003 patches. Microsoft is fixing known holes in XP and Server 2003 that weren't fixed before -- holes that were plugged already for Win7 and later.
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I run an older netbook with XP-Pro. No anti virus, firewall etc.
I can do that because this is solely used to connect a VCDS (VAGCOM) cable to the OBD II port on my car, NOTHING else.
But having said that I thought I'd leave it connected to the internet for a couple of hours to see if it would update any Microsoft fixes.
NOTHING, NADA !!!
@Melaqueman ... you have to manually download them and install with the Microsoft standalone installer.
I wouldn't bother installing those patches.
XP will never detect the updates. You'll have to figure out which patches are needed. Download and install them manually but as I said earlier, leave it alone.
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