This ‘Patch Tuesday’ – for June 2010 – sees the release of 10 bulletins addressing 34 vulnerabilities. Six of the bulletins affect Windows; of those, two carry a Critical severity rating and four are rated Important. Two of the bulletins, both with a severity rating of Important, affect Microsoft Office. One bulletin, again with a severity rating of Important, affects both Windows and Office. Finally, one bulletin, with a severity rating of Critical, affects Internet Explorer.
All of these are listed as at least ‘may require a restart’ with 2 listed as ‘requires restart’. The 2 requiring a restart do affect Server operating systems.
Also, the June bulletin addresses the previously advisory regarding sharepoint (983438), and this will now be closed.
The ‘Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2010’ page here should be referenced for detailed information on how these updates affect your servers or solutions when released on 8th June (as usual, as a UKFast customer, you benefit from these updates being applied automatically unless you have opted out of this service.)
To re-iterate the end of support for MS products, Microsoft also remind customers that the following products will end mainstream support NEXT MONTH:
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 will no longer be supported after July 13, 2010. Many customers are still on this version, so we encourage upgrading to Service Pack 3 or to Windows 7 as soon as possible.
- Extended support for Windows 2000 will also be retired as of July 13, 2010. After that time, we will no longer provide security or any other updates for Windows 2000.
and for products recently ending support:
- Windows Vista RTM is no longer be supported as it has passed the April 13, 2010 returement date. Service Pack 1 will still be supported until July 12, 2011 but we recommend customers update to Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 at this time.