Seven Bulletins Planned for October Patch Tuesday

After a very light Patch Tuesday in September, Microsoft returns to more typical patch levels this month. According to their October advanced notification, Microsoft plans to release seven security bulletins next week, fixing around 20 vulnerabilities in some of their most popular products. The affect products include Windows, Office, SQL Server, Microsoft Server Software, and a few other products. Microsoft only rated one of the bulletins as Critical, and the rest as Important.

Light Patch Tuesday Brings Two XSS Fixes

As I mentioned in last week’s early warning, today’s Patch Day is extremely light with only two updates. According to their September bulletin summary, Microsoft has only released updates for Visual Studio Foundation Server and System Center Configuration Manager. Both updates fix cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities that Microsoft rates as Important.