Microsoft has released their Advance Notification for the upcoming April Patch Tuesday.  With the six bulletins announced, Microsoft is planning to address 11 vulnerabilities.  This marks Microsoft's heavy patch month and we are seeing this with the sheer number of affected products this month.  We are also looking at a heavy server patching month to go along with all workstations being affected.

 Security Bulletin Breakdown:

  • 4 bulletins are rated as Critical
  • 2 bulletins are rated as Important
  • 5 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote Code Execution
  • 1 bulletin addressing a vulnerability that could lead to Elevation of Privilege

 Affected Products:

  • All supported Microsoft operating systems
  • All supported Internet Explorer browsers
  • Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2008 R2
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2002, 2008, 2009, 2009 R2
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8, 9
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime
  • Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway

 I will be going over the April Patch Tuesday in detail in addition to any other non-Microsoft releases since the last Patch Tuesday in our Monthly Patch Tuesday webinar.  This webinar is scheduled for next Wednesday, April 11th at 11:00am CST.  You can register for this webinar here.

 - Jason Miller