Not So Merry Microsoft Xmas – Patches

Microsoft plans to deliver 17 security updates next week, patching at least 40 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, SharePoint, and Exchange.  At least 2 of these patches will address vulnerabilities that are currently being exploited int he wild. 

This is a record number of security bulletins for Microsoft, who historically has made the patch load lighter in the last month of the year.  Get ready to assess and apply the patches relevant to your business.  Keep an eye on the SANS site for a fast and accurate independent assessment, but expect to deliver these goodies before Christmas.