Microsoft is set to release six security bulletin patches this coming Tuesday. Three of the six have been labeled as Critical, Microsoft's highest security rating, and three more patches labeled as Important, the second highest security rating.
The patches are due to release on November 10 and will focus on patching Remote Code Executions and DoS (Denial of Service) flaws in the Windows operating system. Four of the patches will be released for Windows, while two will patch Remote Code Executions in Microsoft Office.
The patches will fix security holes in:
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 & 3 *
- Windows Vista Service Pack 1 & 2 *
- Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 *
- Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 *
- Microsoft Office XP
- Microsoft Office 2003
- Microsoft Office 2007
- Microsoft Office 2004 (Mac)
- Microsoft Office 2008 (Mac)
* Both 32bit and 64bit architecture
No updates for Windows 7 will be released. Currently, Windows 7 only has one officially released security patch, released on October 8, 2009.
Some of the updates may require a restart.