Microsoft is set to release a record breaking Patch Tuesday that contains 17 bulletins, fixing 64 vulnerabilities, according to the advanced notification. Microsoft patches security holes and vulnerabilities in all of their software products on the second Tuesday of each month.
This month Microsoft will patch a whopping 64 vulnerabilities, the most the company has ever served up in a single month. Out of the 17 bulletins, nine have been labeled critical, Microsoft highest security rating, while the remaining eight are labeled as important. From the 17 bulletins, the patches will address a number of remote code executions, information disclosure and elevation of privilege.
The security vulnerabilities are found in multiple versions of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and Visual Studio.
- Internet Explorer 6, 7 & 8
- Windows XP SP3
- Windows Vista SP1 & SP2
- Windows 7 & SP1
- Windows Server 2003 SP2
- Windows Server 2008 SP2 & R2
- Microsoft Office XP SP3
- Microsoft Office 2003 SP3
- Microsoft Office 2007 SP2
- Microsoft Office 2010
- Microsoft Office for Mac 2004
- Microsoft Office for Mac 2008
- Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
- Open XML file format converter for Mac
- Microsoft Excel viewer SP2
- Microsoft PowerPoint viewer 2007 SP2
- Microsoft Office compatibility pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint SP2
- Microsoft Office Web Apps
- Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1
- Visual Studio 2005 SP1
- Visual Studio 2008 SP1
- Visual Studio 2010
- Visual Studio C++ 2005 SP1
- Visual Studio C++ 2008 SP1
- Visual Studio C++ 2010
Some of these updates will require a restart. Affected software includes both 32-bit and 64-bit, where applicable.