8 Microsoft patches coming, including Internet Explorer zero-day

Summary:On October 8, Microsoft will issue 8 security updates to Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET, Office, SharePoint and Silverlight. This month marks 10 years of Patch Tuesdays.

Microsoft has announced that next Tuesday they will release eight security updates. Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET, Office, SharePoint and Silverlight will all receive updates.

One of the updates, designated Bulletin 1 and destined to be MS13-080, will be a cumulative update to Internet Explorer. This update will address a recently-disclosed unpatched vulnerability in the browser, which is being exploited in the wild.

Four of the updates fix critical vulnerabilities in Windows. .NET and Internet Explorer. Four updates rated Important affect Office, the Office web services, SharePoint and Silverlight.

October marks 10 years since the first Patch Tuesday.

Adobe will also be releasing updates on Tuesday for Reader XI and Acrobat XI for Windows. Both are rated 2, which means it's a critical vulnerability but not known to be in use.

Topics: Security, Microsoft


Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of sec... Full Bio

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