February, 2017: Patch Tuesday: No Patches This Month

Well, February has turned out to be one of the most surprising Patch Tuesday Bulletins on record. Microsoft was already moving away from publishing monthly security bulletins in favor of a new security bulletins portal but it turns out that Patch Tuesday was canceled this month as well. The new updates will be delivered on Tuesday March 14, 2017 as reported on the TechNet blog post. There is a zero-day with publicly available exploit code affecting SMB services. Exploiting this zero-day will cause Windows to crash if a user connects to a malicious file share. It is unknown when a patch will be available but be on the lookout for the release to remediate this vulnerability.

Although we have no Microsoft patches this month, this doesn’t mean that all of us security experts can take the month off. Our sponsor, Shavlik, can help make sure you are secure and up to date all month long.

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