Linux patched the Intel kernel privilege escalation flaw in 2006 -- but Windows, FreeBSD, and NetBSD remained vulnerable until just six weeks ago.
After 10 years on Apache, the popular open source ModSecurity web application firewall is expanding its footprint to Microsoft's IIS web server.
Many ISPs cushioned the fall by re-routing infected users after the July 9th deadline.
Microsoft is set to release 9 patches next week, double what it issued in July of 2011.
The newest version of the operating system will check with Apple's servers on a daily basis.
Sophos researchers have come across several attempts to exploit the vulnerability.
Busy week of patching continues as programming languages and frameworks get patched for security vulnerabilities.
The June Patch Tuesday release addresses 26 unique vulnerabilities and closes the untrusted certificate loophole exploited by the Flame malware.
The vulnerabilities could enable an attacker to take control of a system, according to the company.
The patches were promised a month ago, after the company first said the only way to protect against the flaws would be to pay for an upgrade.