The November Patch Tuesday aftermath
November’s updates held a few surprises.
First, for those still running Office 2010 last month was supposed to be the drop-dead date for support. No more security updates at all. None. Zilch. Zippo.
And yet, we week received updates for Excel (KB4486743), Office (KB4486737, KB4486738, KB4484534, KB4484455), and for Word (KB4486740) — all of which patch for remote code executions. (I remember when Office 2007 had its swan song, we received updates after its end-of-life notice as well.) My guess is that these updates were probably still in testing and had not yet been completed, hence the late release. So, if you are still running Office 2010, you get one more month’s worth of updates. I don’t expect another set next month. But then again, I didn’t expect this month’s either.