Tuesday, July 12, 2005

It's Raining Patches

Today's Microsoft patches are out. Three bulletins, all rated critical. It's good to see a known vulnerability affecting IE users gets fixed in quickish time.

Oracle's 'quarterly critical patch update' is also out, addressing bugs in several database server products. One thing that needs mentioning, compared to Microsoft, Oracle does a terrible job of explaining what's being fixed.

Firefox 1.0.5 has also shipped. It is described as a "security update" but the release notes aren't reflecting the changes yet. My colleague Matt Hicks has the details.