Microsoft to update Windows, Internet Explorer next week

Summary:Critical updates for Windows and IE and other less-severe Windows patches will be released on Tuesday.

Microsoft has released their advance notification for the July 2014 Patch Tuesday updates. There will be a total of six updates issued next Tuesday, July 8, two of them rated critical.

Three Windows updates rated important, all for privilege elevation bugs, will also be released. There will also be one update for the "Microsoft Service Bus for Windows Server" rated moderate for a denial of service vulnerability.

As is usually the case, Microsoft will also release a new version of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and probably some non-security updates to various Windows versions.

In an entry on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog Dustin Childs, Group Manager, Response Communications for Microsoft Trustworthy Computing also announced that as of this month Microsoft will be changing the format for their Security Bulletin Webcast. The monthly webcast always runs at 11AM PST Wednesday, the morning after Patch Tuesday.

Topics: Security, Microsoft, Windows


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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