Those hip to the patch cycle know the first Thursday of the month means an early peek at Microsoft’s plans for Patch Tuesday.
According to this Month’s Advanced Notification post, Microsoft will release six security bulletins next Tuesday, and rates four of those bulletins as Critical. According to their corresponding blog post, the six bulletins will fix 19 actual vulnerabilities. The affected products include Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office, and the .NET Framework.
It’s hard to say more about these updates without any other details. However, I can say it looks like a pretty important Patch Day. Though six bulletins sounds low compared to some previous Patch Days, at least 13 of the vulnerabilities are serious, and likely could result in remote code execution. I recommend you get your IT staff prepared to jump on these updates as soon as they come out.