Upcoming Microsoft Patch Tuesday Brings in Critical Update

Software giant Microsoft will be dishing out a critical security update for its Windows 7 platform in the upcoming Patch Tuesday release.

The Patch Tuesday release, which will come with merely 4 security bulletins, features only one security update that is labelled ‘Critical’, the highest severity rating that Microsoft has to offer. The Critical update is only for Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating system.

Another security bulletin fixes remote code execution vulnerability Visio 2003 SP3. The remaining two security bulletins, which are categorised as ‘Important’ fix flaws in Windows7, Vista, XP and Server 2008 R2.

IT managers will be satisfied with the low number of security bulletins as they would have to deal with fewer headaches. However, security professionals are warning not to take the small number of bulletins lightly.

“The good news is we can expect a light month and that's always a relief after a massive patch like the one we had in June. It's hard to read the tea leaves with Microsoft, but we are expecting the usual updates to older versions of Microsoft Office,” said Andrew Storms, Director of Security Operations for nCircle.

The Patch Tuesday will also mark the end of support for Office XP and Windows Vista Service Pack 1.