Microsoft Preps 11 Security Bulletins for Patch Tuesday - 1
Microsoft is planning to release patches April 13 for 25 vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Office and Exchange.Microsoft is planning a significant Patch Tuesday update April 13 to address 25 vulnerabilities across Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Exchange. In its pre-patch advisory April 8, Microsoft said there would be a total of 11 security bulletins issued. Five of the 11 are rated critical and affect Windows. Of the remaining six, all but one are classified as important. The final bulletin is rated moderate.
"The five critical bulletins affect all versions of Windows software that are widely being used and could therefore cause an interruption in services affecting workflow and productivity levels ... [IT departments] should be prepared this month and plan ahead as to how they are going to test and then deploy these patches with minimal interruptions to employee productivity levels," noted Don Leatham, senior director of solutions and strategy for Lumension.