Big Patch Tuesday Coming

Microsoft will issue 16 security updates next week to patch 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, SQL Server, and other products.  9 of the 16 updates will be rated critical, the remainder rated important.  2 updates will target vulnerabilities in IE, 10 target Windows, 2 will address Office components (Excel, InfoPath, Visual Studio, and SQL).  8 of the 10 Windows updates affect Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 7.

Adobe has also announced that it will ship updates for Reader and Acrobat on Tuesday.  Adobe did not specify how many vuilnerabilities will be fixed in the update.

Get ready to test and deploy some patches…