Microsoft announced its August patchday: The Redmond company plans to release 9 security bulletins on the coming Tuesday. 5 of those Bulletins deal with vulnerabilities rated critical by Microsoft; they all allow for remote code execution. Of those, 4 affect the Windows operating systems (one also the Client for Mac) and one Office, Visual Studio, the ISA Server and the BizTalk Server.
The 4 other bulletins cover security holes which are considered “important”. They allow for privilege escalation in Windows, denial of service in the .Net framework and Windows, and again remote code execution.
Users and Administrators should get prepared to install those patches as soon as possible. A reboot of the computers will be necessary.