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July 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

This ‘Patch Tuesday’ – for July 2010 – sees the release of 4 bulletins addressing 5 vulnerabilities. Two of the bulletins affect Windows;  both carrying Critical severity rating.

All 4 are listed as at least ‘may require a restart’.  Of note:

  • ‘requires restart’
    • 1 affecting Windows Server 2008 R2 .
  • ‘may require restart’
    • 1 affecting Windows Server 2003 and XP.
    • 2 affecting MS Office products.

The ‘Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for July 2010’ page here should be referenced for detailed information on how these updates affect your servers or solutions when released on 13th July (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 have now fallen from mainstream support and customers should actively seek out either a supported operating system or the latest service pack in order to keep receiving necessary security updates:

  • 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.

MC.

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