On Tuesday, October 10, Microsoft will release the Security Updates listed below. In addition, it will be the last update for XP SP1 and SP1a. The details are here.
The following suggestions on what you can do before “Patch Tuesday” are from Calendar of Updates:
Microsoft Technet has complete details of today's Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.
- Undo any 3rd party work-around or any work-around that you did on affected system or components in Windows that is going to be patched
- Create a backup of your good system (see also: System Back-up) and/or ensure that System Restore service is enabled, actually running, working and not corrupted or in the good state. Note: System Restore is available in Windows Millennium (Me) and the Windows XP (Home and Professional) Operating Systems.
To check whether System Restore is enabled and actually running:
Note: You may also access the Services Console by going to Control Panel>Performance and Maintenance>Administrative Tools>Services.
- Type services.msc
- Click OK button
- Locate System Restore Service in the list of services and verify that the status is “Started”.
that Microsoft is planning to release on 10 October 2006.
• Six Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool (EST). Some of these updates will require a restart.
• Four Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Office. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates may require a restart.
• One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft .NET Framework. The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Moderate. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. These updates may require a restart.