Patch Tuesday is coming -- here's what Microsoft is NOT fixing

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Yes, we all need to keep buying the newest, shiny-est office suite.

Because if the old one works, then it's not complicated enough.

Because the emperor must always have newer-er clothes.

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    Office 2003 and 2007 are a danger regardless of the OS they are
    running on. Finally, Office 2010 on XP is a problem as well.
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Curious that they don't say if Office 2000 running on XP is affected.

As I continue to watch Win-NT users run around like chickens with their
heads cut off as they scramble to perform the NEVER ENDING task of
protecting their systems.

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Patch Tuesday is coming -- here's what Microsoft is NOT fixing

This week, November 12th to be precise, is that holiday we have come to
call Patch Tuesday. It's the day when Microsoft rolls out fixes for
bugs, both small and large, in its software, from Windows to Office and
more. This month's releases are of particular interest, not because of
what the company is fixing, but what it has chosen to leave unpatched.

November's update includes eight patches, three of which have been
tagged as 'critical'. Microsoft even promises it "will host a webcast to
address customer questions on the security bulletins on November 13,
2013, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time".

However, security researchers at Sophos point out a glaring hole in this
month's security push. "The recent zero-day, which allows crooks to
attack your computer using booby-trapped TIFF images, has created lot of
confusion amongst users and administrators trying to work out which of
their computers are at direct risk", states Paul Ducklin. The firm has
inquired about a fix for this -- "the answer, I am sorry to have to tell
you, is, no", Sophos claims.

Why has this flaw caused confusion? Well, because Microsoft has claimed
the problem does not affect Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8, but is
a danger to Office versions ranging from 2003 to 2010. What happens when
one of those suites is running on an "unaffected" operating system?

Microsoft has attempted to clear this up stating that Windows Server
2008 and Windows Vista are vulnerable regardless of software. Office
2003 and 2007 are a danger regardless of the OS they are running on.
Finally, Office 2010 on XP is a problem as well.

As a stop-gap, the company has issued a Fix-it to help out users in the
short-term.

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Isn't it because Office 2K aren't supported. I noticed it doesn't  
menton XP/2002 as well. :(
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