Microsoft has planned a large Patch Tuesday package which patches 34 security vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, SQL and its Office productivity suite.
The 34 security patches will be delivered in sixteen security updates that will be delivered next Tuesday. The company has established a pattern of releasing large security updates in even months while odd numbered months receive smaller patches.
According to the security advisory released by Microsoft, 9 of the 16 security updates are rated ‘critical’ while the remaining are marked as ‘important’.
Computer World (opens in new tab) notes that the update is the second largest Patch Tuesday patch released by the company this year, coming second to April’s 17 Patch Tuesday security updates.
The 16 security updates include two for Internet Explorer, 10 for Windows, two updates for Office, one for Forefront security client and one for the .NET and Silverlight platforms that come with Windows.
"The number of Windows 7 updates isn't surprising, but par for the course. A lot more people are moving to Windows 7, and the bugs are going to follow the user base." Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Security, said in a statement.