5 Microsoft Bulletins Coming Tuesday
- By Scott Bekker
Microsoft plans to release at least five security bulletins next Tuesday in
its monthly patching cycle. One of the bulletins will address a high-profile
Internet Explorer vulnerability.
According to the company's Security Bulletin Advance Notification posted Thursday
afternoon, there will be four bulletins affecting Windows. The maximum severity
of the bulletins will be critical. "One of the updates will be a cumulative
Internet Explorer update that addresses the publicly known 'CreateTextRange'
vulnerability," the Microsoft notification said.
That IE vulnerability prompted a security advisory last month from Microsoft's
Security Response Center, which rejected releasing the patch ahead of the normal
cycle after considering the step. Several third-party security vendors released
stopgap fixes for the issue while Microsoft researched and tested its patch.
The fifth bulletin will address a security issue in Windows and Microsoft Office with a maximum severity rating of moderate.
Microsoft occasionally changes the number or focus of security bulletins between the advance notification and Patch Tuesday.
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.