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Patch Management / Patch Tuesday

Due to Active Exploits by Nation-state Entities, Microsoft Patches Windows XP Again

The operating system that wouldn’t die.

Microsoft is faced, once again, with patching an operating system versions that are no longer in a supported state due to serious vulnerabilities currently being exploited in the wild by nefarious characters. The updates won’t be made available through any automated updating mechanism, but instead Microsoft is providing the updates as downloads for manual installation.

Microsoft security advisory 4025685: Guidance for older platforms: June 13, 2017

The updates are for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2003.

Details on delivering updates for older platforms: June 2017 security update release

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