Microsoft plans bumper patch Tuesday

By | August 4, 2006

August will be another substantial patch month for Microsoft, with the vendor releasing 12 security bulletins next Tuesday to fix holes in both its Windows OS and the Office productivity suite.

Ten of the patches will affect Windows, with at least one rated as a “critical” update. The other two security updates, at least one of which also is rated “critical,” affect Office.

The patches – some of which will require a restart – will be released on August 8 as part of Microsoft´s regularly scheduled monthly security update, “Patch Tuesday.” Microsoft´s advance note on the updates can be found here.

Also on Tuesday, Microsoft will release an updated version of its Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.Read Full Story

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