Patch Tuesday is coming in a few day's time, and it promises to be another busy time for system administrators of clients based on the Microsoft platforms.
A total of nine set of security patches will be made available this time around, including six critical updates. Other than three critical fixes for Windows-related issues, there is one that is specific to Windows Vista. Fixes for Office, Internet Explorer, and Visual Basic development software are also included in the critical round-up.
Additionally, Microsoft has released information that less serious updates are also being readied:
- Four non-security, high-priority updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
- Two non-security, high-priority updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU) and Software Update Services (SUS)
Note that the above information does not include non-security updates released on other days.
You can check out the advance notification on the August 2007 Microsoft Security Bulletin.
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