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    June brings a hodgepodge of security fixes




    PATCH WATCH

    June brings a hodgepodge of security fixes


    By Susan Bradley

    June's security updates are officially the last for Win8.1. Many of the following updates have separate patches for those who have not moved to Win8.1 Update. Plus: There's a new variant of the infamous CryptoLocker; CryptWall exploits Microsoft's Silverlight.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/patch-watch/june-brings-a-hodgepodge-of-security-fixes/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.
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    After reading Susan Bradley's "June brings a hodgepodge of security fixes" yesterday --- as usual, very useful --- I was reminded that I don't know what to do when Microsoft's Windows Updates recommends updates that she does not mention either favorably or unfavorably. Yesterday, for my 64-bit Win7sp1 laptop, Windows Updates wanted to install 13 updates. I selected seven updates that either were obvious (Malicious Software Removal Tool and Windows Defender) or that she recommended. I did not install the remaining six updates. They were:

    Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2825635) 32-Bit Edition 2.6 MB
    Security Update for Windows7 for x64-based Systems (KB2682330) 388 KB - SBradley says Hold
    Security Update for Windows7 for x64-based Systems (KB2957503) 2.1 MB
    Security Update for Windows7 for x64-based Systems (KB2957509) 508 KB
    Update for Windows7 for x64-based Systems (KB2800095) 84 KB
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2878233) 1.3 MB

    Of course I did not install KB2862330. I also did not install the five items that I did not find mentioned in yesterday's Windows Secrets newsletter. But should I have installed them, on the hypothesis that if Ms. Bradley didn't say no they probably were OK, and/or on the assumption that their absence might weaken some of the seven that I did install, or weaken some of the updates I installed one or more months ago?

    Thanks for any comments, suggestions, or other help.

    R.N. (Roger) Folsom
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    Roger,

    Susan actually mentions three of your remaining updates indirectly in the section "MS14-036 Watch out for malicious image files." When you look up the updates in MS14-036 you will find 2957503 and 2957509 mentioned under Win7 64-bit and 2878233 under Office 2007 SP3. I installed all three without any problems. Apart from 2682330, which Susan still has on hold, this takes care of all your remaining security updates.

    HTH
    mo.eu

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    Quote Originally Posted by mo.eu View Post
    Roger,

    Susan actually mentions three of your remaining updates indirectly in the section "MS14-036 Watch out for malicious image files." When you look up the updates in MS14-036 you will find 2957503 and 2957509 mentioned under Win7 64-bit and 2878233 under Office 2007 SP3. I installed all three without any problems. Apart from 2682330, which Susan still has on hold, this takes care of all your remaining security updates.

    HTH
    mo.eu
    mo.eu:

    Thanks very much for that information. I now realize that my search technique, which was to save her post as an html file and then to use the Find command to search for each file KB number that Windows Update wanted me to install, was incomplete. I will do better next time.

    R.N. (Roger) Folsom

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    Roger,

    Your question is a good one--it also took me awhile to realize that several of the updates I received were discussed in MS14-036

    You may wish to reread Susan's column for April 24 of this year. In it she states KB 2800095 is all right to install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmart4125 View Post
    You may wish to reread Susan's column for April 24 of this year. In it she states KB 2800095 is all right to install.
    I don't know why but this fix has been reissued. I had installed the April update as mentioned in Susan's column but it has reappeared in Windows Update with a date of June 10, 2014.

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