Microsoft Preps 8 Security Bulletins for Patch Tuesday
Microsoft has eight security bulletins prepared for the upcoming Patch Tuesday. Five of them are rated critical, including three that address problems in Windows. A patch for the zero-day PowerPoint flaw being exploited in the wild is not on the menu.Microsoft has a big Patch Tuesday planned for April 14 with the release of eight security bulletins to cover eight vulnerabilities. The release includes five "critical" bulletins, including three affecting Microsoft Windows. The other two critical bulletins address issues in Microsoft Office Excel and Internet Explorer. According to Microsoft, IE 8 is not affected by the aforementioned bulletin, but earlier versions of the browser are. The Windows vulnerabilities span multiple editions of the operating system. More specific information about what versions are affected by each bulletin can be found here.
Accompanying the five critical bulletins are two other Windows bulletins rated "important" and a third bulletin affecting ISA (Internet Security and Acceleration Server) that is rated "moderate."