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Microsoft, Oracle Issue Patches, While Zero-Day Exploits Surface




Microsoft, Oracle Issue Patches, While Zero-Day Exploits Surface
Microsoft, Oracle Issue Patches, While Zero-Day Exploits Surface



http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/vulnerabilities/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212900197 

By Thomas Claburn
InformationWeek
January 13, 2009

Following a frantic December that featured an emergency patch for 
Internet Explorer, Windows administrators may be looking forward to a 
month with fewer security worries.

And it might appear that they're getting a break: Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) 
on its Patch Tuesday released its January Security Bulletin featuring 
only one bulletin that addresses three vulnerabilities.

"It's a great way to start the year," said Andrew Storms, director of 
security operations at nCircle Network Security, in a phone interview. 
"It's going to give everyone the opportunity to clean up from the 
patches of 2008."

Oracle (NSDQ: ORCL) administrators have a bit more work to do: Oracle on 
Tuesday released 41 patches as part of its quarterly patch cycle.

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