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Microsoft Security Patches Coming Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the second Tuesday of the month, which those of us in security know as Patch Tuesday -- the day Microsoft unloads its security updates. It's an important calendar item for Akamai customers, given how dominant Windows machines are in many companies.

Late last week, Microsoft offered a preview of what to expect. What follows is a chart showing the number of bulletins planned, along with the severity and products affected.

Bulletin IDMaximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability ImpactRestart RequirementAffected Software
Bulletin 1Critical 
Remote Code Execution
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows, 
Internet Explorer
Bulletin 2Critical 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Windows
Bulletin 3Critical 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Server Software
Bulletin 4Important 
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
Bulletin 5Important 
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
Bulletin 6Important 
Denial of Service
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
Bulletin 7Important 
Denial of Service
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
Bulletin 8Important 
Information Disclosure
May require restartMicrosoft Windows

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