Corporate IT staffers will get a double whammy next week, as both Microsoft and Oracle are set to release critical security updates [cio.com] on the same day, including a likely fix for an Excel bug that has been used by cybercriminals.
This month, Oracle’s quarterly software fixes and Microsoft’s monthly patches happen to fall on the same day, next Tuesday. For Windows users, there will be a lot to patch. Microsoft plans to release eight updates in total [microsoft.com]: Five of them are for Windows, with a single update each for Internet Explorer, Excel and Microsoft’s Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) server. Read the full story. More from ZDNet Zero Day [zdnet.com]