After last month’s crazy big Microsoft Patch Day, I’m happy to report a much, much smaller one this month. According to their Advanced Notification page, Microsoft plans to release only two Security Bulletins next Tuesday. The bulletins will fix a Critical security flaw in Windows and an Important flaw in Office.
Regardless of the light load, I’d still recommend you at least install the Critical Windows update as soon as Microsoft releases it. Critical updates usually fix flaws that allow attackers to gain control of your computer, with little to no user interaction, so you’ll want to fix it ASAP.
I’ll know more about these bulletins on Tuesday, May 1o, and will publish alerts about them here. — Corey Nachreiner, CISSP