Saturday January 05, 2013

Patch Tuesday Addresses 12 Vulnerabilities, Ignores Zero-Day Glitch

If it’s the second Tuesday of the month, it must be Patch Tuesday. This month Microsoft has issued seven security updates dealing with 12 vulnerabilities across all platforms. What is conspicuously missing is a permanent fix for the recently found Zero-Day exploit.

On Monday, the company issued a temporary fix that prevents the flaw from being exploited without forcing users to tweak their browser settings. Microsoft warned that this fix is not designed to replace actual security updates but revealed that it is working on a permanent fix.