Six Patches Coming on Patch Tuesday
Microsoft will issue six security patches next Tuesday, of which at least two will have a rating of critical. Missing from this list is a patch for a recently discovered zero-day flaw in Word: no updates are scheduled for the Office suite.
All of the patches except one will fix various issues for the Windows operating system, with one of those being critical. The sixth will be a critical patch for users of Microsoft's Visual Studio programming application.
Patch Tuesday will not address the vulnerabilities disclosed by Dept of Homeland Security regarding MS Word (pre-2003). In addition to the security update, Microsoft also plans to issue an
updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal