Microsoft Preps 11 Security Bulletins for Patch Tuesday
Microsoft plans to release 11 security bulletins, four rated critical, for its October Patch Tuesday. The security bulletins cover multiple Microsoft products, including Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office Excel.Microsoft is planning to release 11 security bulletins Oct. 14 on Patch Tuesday. Four of the bulletins are rated "critical" and cover vulnerabilities that can lead to remote code execution. The critical flaws lie in Active Directory, IE (Internet Explorer), Microsoft HIS (Host Integration Server) and Microsoft Office Excel.
According to Microsoft's advisory, the IE bulletin affects multiple versions of IE on Microsoft Windows 2000, XP and Vista as well as Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2008. Microsoft HIS versions 2000, 2004 and 2006 are affected by the HIS bulletin, while the Active Directory bulletin affects only Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4.