Patch Tuesday: the day the Windows product patches come home to roost. This time around, this mixture is slightly unusual, with patches for Office (both Windows and Mac) jostling with the usual Internet Explorer updates.
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Sophos' Patch Tuesday blog, which offers pithy analyses of Patch Tuesday which we always enjoy and recommend, notes that while this update it relatively light, the breadth of the IE vulnerability won't be fully apparent until the full patch is released Tuesday US time (which is our Wednesday). It also reinforces a point for admins we made last week: using the Server Core versions of Windows Server 2012 eliminates much of the need for patching, since IE isn't present.