Get yourself ready for one of the biggest Patch Tuesday. According to Microsoft Security Response Centre, on October 12, 2010 it will be issuing total of 16 security bulletins to fix 49 vulnerabilities found in various Microsoft applications and Operating Systems.

As for severity of vulnerabilities is concerned four security bulletins are tagged as “Critical”, 10 as “Important” and Two as “Moderate” and around half the patches may require a restart. Catch up with Microsoft Security Response Centre on Advance Notification.

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Rating

Impact

Affected software

1

Critical

Remote Code Execution

IE6/7/8 on Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2008 R2

2

Critical

Remote Code Execution

Windows Vista/7

3

Critical

Remote Code Execution

Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2008 R2

4

Critical

Remote Code Execution

32-bit unaffected: Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2008 R2

5

Important

Information Disclosure

SharePoint Services 3.0/Server 2007/Foundation 2010

6

Important

Elevation of Privilege

Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2008 R2

7

Important

Elevation of Privilege

Windows XP/2003

8

Important

Remote Code Execution

Office XP/2003/2007/2010, Office 2004/2008 for Mac

9

Important

Remote Code Execution

Office XP/2003/2007, Office 2004/2008 for Mac

10

Important

Remote Code Execution

Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2008 R2

11

Important

Remote Code Execution

Itanium unaffected: Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2008 R2

12

Important

Remote Code Execution

Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2008 R2

13

Important

Elevation of Privilege

Windows XP/2003

14

Important

Denial of Service

Windows Vista/2008/7/2008 R2

15

Moderate

Remote Code Execution

Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2008 R2

16

Moderate

Tampering

Windows Server 2008 R2

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