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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:28 PM

Microsoft delays Patch Tuesday as world awaits fix for SMB flaw
If it's Patch Tuesday but there aren't any patches, is it really Patch Tuesday?

Peter Bright - 2/14/2017, 7:45 PM

Today is the second Tuesday of February, and that means it should be Microsoft's Patch Tuesday. It should be a big Patch Tuesday, too. First, there's an in-the-wild zero-day flaw in SMB, Microsoft's file sharing protocol, that at the very least allows systems to be crashed, and the patch should be released today.

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https://arstechnica....x-for-smb-flaw/

 

 



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:04 PM

Please read more about the background information

 

Microsoft shelves all February security updates
Company's current patch policy makes it impossible to hold back just one fix, so no one gets anything

Gregg Keizer By Gregg Keizer | Follow

Senior Reporter, Computerworld | Feb 14, 2017 10:35 AM PT

Microsoft today took the unprecedented step of postponing an entire month's slate of security updates for Windows and its other products just hours before the patches were to begin rolling out to customers.

 

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http://www.computerw...ty-updates.html

 



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:41 PM

[UPDATE]

 

Even with SMB crash in the wild, February Patch Tuesday delayed until March
Fixes are delayed until March 14.

Peter Bright - 2/16/2017, 6:31 PM

As the second Tuesday of the month, Valentines Day should have been a day for patches in addition to lovers.; there's a known and widely publicized crashing flaw in Microsoft's SMB file-sharing protocol, and a fix for this bug (and, no doubt, several others) is widely anticipated. A few hours before the patches were due to go live, Microsoft announced that they were "delayed" due to an unspecified "last-minute issue."

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https://arstechnica....-0-day-in-wild/

 



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:52 PM

Microsoft's decision to scrap February security updates unnerves patch experts
Cancellation of month's bug fixes came after company first said they would only be delayed

Gregg Keizer By Gregg Keizer | Follow

Senior Reporter, Computerworld | Feb 17, 2017 1:26 PM PT

Microsoft this week canceled February's slate of security updates for Windows and its other products, including Office, just a day after saying that the fixes would only be delayed. Patch experts struggled with the decision, pointing out that known vulnerabilities will go unpatched and that IT planning had been disrupted.

http://www.computerw...ch-experts.html