13 Security Bulletins announced for Patch Tuesday

microsoft_logoMicrosoft today announced 13 Security Bulletins for the October Patchday. 8 of them are concerning critical rated security vulnerabilities. The total count of security holes which the company plans to close is 34, according to the Microsoft Security Response Center.

The affected software includes Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Silverlight, Forefront, Developer Tools, and SQL Server. Among the fixes that are gonna be provided is one for the SMBv2 vulnerability and one for the vulnerable FTP service IIS.

Administrators should prepare for those updates – most of them require a restart – and install them as soon as possible.

Dirk Knop
Technical Editor