After every light Microsoft Patch Day, you can almost always expect a much bigger one to follow. August is no exception, with an expected dozen Microsoft Security Bulletins.
According to their advanced Notification post, Microsoft plans to releases twelve bulletins next Tuesday, fixing vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office, the .NET Framework, and some of their development tools. Microsoft rates two of these bulletins as Critical, eight as Important, and the remaining two as Moderate.
There is little I can share about these flaws, until Microsoft releases more details, next Tuesday. However, I suspect the Critical IE vulnerability will pose you the greatest risk — likely allowing attackers to remotely gain control of your computer if you visit a web site containing malicious code. With twelve updates to apply, I recommend you prepare your IT staff for a long day of testing and patching next week.