Microsoft just announced their August 2010 patch day advanced notification.  They are planning on releasing a mammoth amount of security bulletins.  The 14 planned bulletins will address 34 vulnerabilities.  The amount of bulletins in one release is the largest ever for Microsoft.  The previous high was 13 released last February.  The 34 vulnerabilities addressed match the all time high set in June of this year.

August Patch Tuesday Overview

  • 8 bulletins are rated Critical
  • 6 bulletins are rated Important
  • 10 bulletins address Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities
  • 4 bulletins address Elevation of Privilege vulnerabilities
  • 10 bulletins affect the Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • 2 bulletins affect Microsoft Office
  • 1 bulletin affects Microsoft Silverlight
  • 1 bulletin affects Internet Explorer

- Jason Miller