The second Tuesday of each month is infamously known as Microsoft Patch Day by IT pros. However, this month Adobe’s security news trumps Microsoft’s. Watch today’s video to learn why you should update Flash before your Microsoft products, but also why you shouldn’t skimp on the Microsoft patches either.
(Episode Runtime: 2:59
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPo6vF9vrCU
- Microsoft June Patch Day summary page – Microsoft
- Adobe Security bulletin summary page – Adobe
- Good overall summary of Microsoft Patch Day – Ghacks
— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)
Noel Jones says
Am I missing something? Looks to me as if the Adobe Flash notice is an “Advisory”, not an update notice. The advisory says a patch will be available “as early as June 16”, so we get to wait until at least tomorrow for an update. Bummer.
Corey Nachreiner says
No, you are not missing something. I wasn’t accurate enough in my description. The advice of apply immediately is still true, but as you as, that won’t be for two days. One think I also didn’t point out, in order to keep the video short… You should also watch Microsoft updates for the next two weeks. In the past, when Adobe has released a quick 0day advisory and delayed update for Flash, Microsoft has had to release an “out-of-cycle” update for Windows a few days after, since they have Flash built into some products. So I also suspect you might see one more post-Patch Day update from Microsoft shortly after the 16th too.