Users and system administrators should be prepared for a new avalanche of security patches that Microsoft will make available tomorrow with its monthly patch pack. Patch Tuesday includes 13 updates, eight of which are critical.
All versions of Windows are the target of fixes, including the Release To Manufacture of Windows 7 – the final version that is sent to production before the software is marketed.
In all, 34 vulnerabilities are addressed, which affect not only the Windows operating system but also applications such as Internet Explorer, Office, Silverlight, Forefront, development tools and SQL Server, Microsoft said on its update site.
Of the 13 bulletins, eight are considered critical because they allow remote code execution, while another five are classified as critical.