The second Tuesday of the month has generally been the day that Microsoft pushes security updates to their Windows operating system and this Tuesday, July 10th will be no exception. It’s been confirmed that this coming version of patch Tuesday will be busy for the Redmond company which plans to push out nine security updates.
These updates can be categorized into two groups. Three of them are deemed critical updates and will require a PC reboot upon completion of the update while the remaining six are viewed as important updates. The updates will address everything from the Windows operating system, the Developer Tools, Server Software, IE9 and Microsoft Office. The critical updates will specifically address vulnerabilities within IE9 and Windows itself. The vulnerabilities consist of defective code that could be exploited for malicious intent, giving the attacker the ability to run code remotely on your PC. The other “important” updates that are being fixed are specific to exploits that can cause an elevation of user privileges and information leaks.
If you are interested in learning a little more about the specifics that are being addressed in these security updates, you may want to tune into a live Microsoft webcast that they will host this coming Wednesday, July 11th at 11AM PST. Additionally, you can also visit Microsoft’s security bulletin for this month which is located here.