Get Ready for BIG PATCH Tuesday in April

Well, here is the news. Microsoft is preparing to release real big bag of patches for next patch Tuesday for April. This is a big change from March where Microsoft released only 3 bulletins. April batch of fixes will have in total 17 bulletins that will cover and fix around 64 different vulnerabilities in MS operating systems. Here is the preliminary list scheduled for next Tuesday:

Bulletin ID

Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact

Restart Requirement

Affected Software

Bulletin 1

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows,
Internet Explorer

Bulletin 2

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows

Bulletin 3

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows

Bulletin 4

Critical
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Windows

Bulletin 5

Critical
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Windows

Bulletin 6

Critical
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Office

Bulletin 7

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows

Bulletin 8

Critical
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Windows

Bulletin 9

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows

Bulletin 10

Important
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Office

Bulletin 11

Important
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Server Software

Bulletin 12

Important
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Office

Bulletin 13

Important
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Windows

Bulletin 14

Important
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Developer Tools and Software

Bulletin 15

Important
Information Disclosure

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows

Bulletin 16

Important
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Windows

Bulletin 17

Important
Elevation of Privilege

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows

 

Stay tuned for the webcast on Tuesday April 12, 2011 at 11:00am PST and check the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification release
here