Microsoft is prepping the largest Patch Tuesday release of 2009 so far. The June release will feature 10 security bulletins, including bulletins covering critical vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer.
has 10 security bulletins coming June 9, its biggest Patch Tuesday
release of 2009 so far.
Of the bulletins, six have the highest rating of "critical." Two
of those six address remote code execution vulnerabilities in the Windows
operating system. The other critical bulletins affect multiple versions of
Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Office.
In addition to the six bulletins addressing critical vulnerabilities,
Microsoft is pushing out four other bulletins, all of which are aimed at fixing
issues in the Windows operating system. Three of the four are rated "important,"
while the fourth is classified as "moderate."
Not mentioned is the DirectShow vulnerability Microsoft warned users about in
May as hackers began to launch attacks. The DirectX
lies in the way DirectShow handles supported QuickTime format
In a blog post, Microsoft
officials said security teams are working hard on the DirectShow issue
do not have an update yet that is ready for release. Information about
workarounds for the flaw can be found here.
A patch for a vulnerability
is also not on the menu. What did make the cut for Patch Tuesday
is an update for Office for Mac and Microsoft Works to provide cover for a
Tas Giakouminakis, CTO of
said the Microsoft security bulletins highlight the importance of enterprises
having a solid patch management cycle.
"The large number of vulnerabilities to be patched in
June shows that attackers are not slowing down and the opportunities for them
to infiltrate customer networks are increasing," Giakouminakis said.
The patches are slated to be released June 9.