Posted by: Ed Tittel
Patch Tuesday, Windows Update, Windows Vista critical security updates, Windows Vista Important security updates, Windows Vista Moderate security updates, Windows Vista security updates
Next Tuesday, April 14, is Patch Tuesday for this month. As usual, Microsoft e-mailed its Advance Notification yesterday to let us all know what’s coming (there’s also a Web version as well). Here’s what to expect, Windows Vista-wise from the 8 bulletins (5 of which are critical) to be released that day:
- Windows (which often involves Vista): 3 Critical, 1 important, 1 moderate. All 3 Critical bulletins pose potential remote code execution vulnerabilities, while the Important one involves an elevation of privilege for attackers. The Moderate item involves a potential elevant of privilege as well.
- Internet Explorer and Excel: Two more critical bulletins, both of the remote code execution variety.
- Internet Security & Acceleration Server (ISA): One important bulletin that could involve Denial of Service for Microsoft Forefront Edge Security software.
- 6 of the 8 items require a system restart, while the other two may require a restart, depending on local conditions on patched PCs.
- Of the 5 Windows bulletins, 3 of them involve Vista (Windows 2, 4, and 5); the IE patch also affects IE7 on Vista as well.
Looks like we’ve got some patching in our future. Stay tuned for details next Wednesday, April 15.