Microsoft about to release on 9th of August a larger scale software update with 13 patches that will fix 22 vulnerabilities.
Two of the 13 bulletins for this month’s Patch Tuesday were rated “critical” by Microsoft, the highest threat ranking in its four-step system. Nine were pegged “important” and the remaining pair were labeled “moderate.”
Critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6-9 and Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 – they all allow remote code execution on the selected target computers, and require a complete reboot. The majority of patches rated as important, and most of them eliminate problems such as denial of service or privilege escalation.
Also on next week’s slate are an update for the .Net framework and Visual Studio 2005 development toolset, and another for Visio, the diagramming application that’s part of the Office family.
“As always, we recommend that customers review the ANS summary page for more information and prepare for the testing and deployment of these bulletins as soon as possible,” blogged Angela Gunn from Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing group.
So take your time to read Microsoft advance notifications and make sure that all your system are up to date and secured.