Microsoft to fix 22 flaws in Patch Tuesday

The next Patch Tuesday won't be a big one for IT departments to deal with.

Patch Tuesday

Microsoft will fix 22 vulnerabilities in next week's Patch Tuesday, wrapped in four security updates.

Just one of the updates has been ranked as critical and affects Windows 7 and Vista, meaning Patch Tuesday will not be a particularly strenuous one for IT managers.

"The second highest priority will most likely be bulletin four - which fixes a remote code execution in Visio 2003 SP3. The other two updates are rated "important" and affect Windows7, Vista, XP and 2008," said Amol Sarwate, Vulnerability Labs manager for Qualys.

"Many companies will have limited exposure for the software affected and will be able to take a breather this month as this is a relatively small release as compared to last month's 16 updates and is consistent with the cycle of smaller patches every other month."

The imminent Patch Tuesday pales in comparison to the record event in April, which included fixes for 64 vulnerabilities

IT Pro recently met a company which said Patch Tuesdays may not be needed in the future, if companies move to cloud-based security.

Zscaler said its cloud model took care of patching for companies. The NHS evidently has faith in the product, as it has signed a deal to use Zscaler products.

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