Patch Tuesday Surprise; No Security Fixes
What if they held a Patch Day and no patches showed up?
Ok, stop laughing. Next Tuesday is the second Tuesday of the month, the traditional patch day for Microsoft, but the company has announced that there will be no new security bulletins released on that day.
There will be an update to the Malicious Software Removal Tool and Microsoft does plan to release two non-security high-priority updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU) and Software Update Services (SUS), and four non-security high-priority updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Because there are no new security bulletins, Microsoft will not host a webcast as is tradition on the day after the patches are released.
"While we can't speculate on next month's bulletins, we can share that Microsoft continues to investigate potential and existing vulnerabilities in an effort to help protect its customers," a Microsoft spokesperson told internetnews.com.
Some of those vulnerabilities require long testing time and simply can't be rushed, the spokesperson added.