During the U.S. 4th of July holiday, Microsoft released their normal advanced notification bulletin to warn administrators what software updates to expect this month. According to the notification, you can expect them to release seven security bulletins next Tuesday, fixing vulnerabilities in many of their popular software products, including:
- Internet Explorer
- Visual Studio
- .NET Framework and Silverlight
- Microsoft Security Software
While seven bulletins isn’t a record for Microsoft, they rate six of these bulletins as Critical, meaning they pose a significant risk. In most cases, attackers can leverage Critical vulnerabilities to remotely execute code on your computer. So we recommend you jump on these updates as soon as possible next Tuesday. We’ll know more about these bulletins next week, and will publish alerts about them here.
As an aside: For those who watch our weekly InfoSec news summary every week, this week’s US holiday has delayed our production a bit, and I suspect most of our US-based readers are out of town anyway. For those reasons, we are holding our video until Monday. Be sure to check it out with your first cup of joe next week. — Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)