Microsoft to release six critical Windows security bulletins Tuesday

Microsoft is preparing for its monthly Patch Tuesday software update event, which lands on July 9 this time with seven security patches.

However, six of those seven bulletins have been labeled as "Critical" by Microsoft, which is the most we have seen in one month in some time. The other bulletin has an "Important" label. Two of the six critical security patches will require a restart of the PC to fully install.

As usual, the advance notice does not go into any specifics behind these updates so as to not alert hackers before they are released next week. However, the summaries do show that the patches will affect nearly all versions of Windows and all involve fixing something that deals with a "Remote Code Execution" issue.

One of the six critical updates is specifically for all supported versions of Internet Explorer. Windows RT manages to only need five of the six updates to be installed; one of the six has been deemed be "Not applicable" for the operating system. Microsoft already released a software update for the Windows 8.1 release preview earlier this week.

Source: Microsoft

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Extremely unlikely to go a month without updates for any OS. All things considered 6 is quite good, should look at how many critical vulnerabilities get patched on a Linux distro each month.

Max Norris said,
Extremely unlikely to go a month without updates for any OS. All things considered 6 is quite good, should look at how many critical vulnerabilities get patched on a Linux distro each month.

Every time I fire up my Linux VM's (a couple of times a month) I get 200+ updates on each one... ****ing mess of OS.

WinRT said,

Every time I fire up my Linux VM's (a couple of times a month) I get 200+ updates on each one... ****ing mess of OS.

Linux needs standardized. Which will almost never happen.

WinRT said,

Every time I fire up my Linux VM's (a couple of times a month) I get 200+ updates on each one... ****ing mess of OS.

Must be using that bloatware Ubuntu, huh?

I've been using Debian for the last 2 or 3 months now and haven't gotten 200 updates total yet! I like getting updates though. Means people are actually working on keeping it right!

recursive said,
And yet, people bitch and whine when someone finds ONE critical vulnerability in Android.

Compare Android's vulnerabilities with Windows Phone or iOS, not Windows or MacOS.

recursive said,
And yet, people bitch and whine when someone finds ONE critical vulnerability in Android.

The number of vulnerabilities in Android are actually quite higher. Also, at least Windows has security updates frequently so you know they're always on their toes keeping their users safe.

Android has many which never get patched, the one that is getting patched sometime in the future is a very serious one, but don't be fooling yourself that android has just one.