back to article Dear Windows Journal, today I got owned: 29 security bugs swatted

Microsoft has released patches for 29 security vulnerabilities, while Adobe has released an update for Flash Player. Redmond's latest Patch Tuesday batch is composed of six bulletins, two of which have been rated as critical updates. Three others have been rated important, and the sixth is considered a moderate risk. The …

  1. Simulacra75

    adobe patch

    Nice work Adobe. Now if you could get your software update catalog to actually work with SCUP 2012, like it's supposed to I'd be grateful.

  2. LDS Silver badge

    Be aware Surface firmware updates can be delivered later to your device....

    Be aware that:

    "When Surface updates are provided via the Windows Update service, they are delivered in stages to Surface customers. As a result, not every Surface will receive the update at the same time"

    So keep on checking updates...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Coat

      Re: Be aware Surface firmware updates can be delivered later to your device....

      Also beware that WSUS 2012 will reboot your servers 72 hours after the updates are installed....unless someone logs in beforehand...

      I know there's a 'tree dace' joke in here somewhere.

    2. Hellcat

      Re: Be aware Surface firmware updates can be delivered later to your device....

      Cheers for that tip, shall check it when I get home.

  3. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Meh

    "Memory corruption error."f

    You mean something that is not a buffer overflow of some description?

    How novel.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "Memory corruption error."f

      "You mean something that is not a buffer overflow of some description?"

      Microsoft have built protection in for most possiblities of those - and the Visual Studio development tools now pick most of them up as well.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: "Memory corruption error."f

        "Microsoft have built protection in for most possiblities of those - and the Visual Studio development tools now pick most of them up as well."

        That explains why they have so few security flaws/updates these days - oh, wait

        1. LDS Silver badge

          Re: "Memory corruption error."f

          I submittet last week a couple of patches for a known open source project related to issue because of attempts of resuing freed memory or trying to free it twice... it looks gcc and valgrind are not so good either at picking them up.

          Also - "safe" functions and automated checks are good - but good code from the start is better...

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