And this time there are no less than 10 specific issues to be addressed. The company’s regularly scheduled monthly software update is fast approaching its release cycle.
May’s Patch Tuesday is scheduled for 14 of this month, and Microsoft has just announced that ten security bulletins will be issued as part of the event.
The advanced notices are up on the Microsoft’s website, and a quick glance at the agenda shows that they are set to fix a total of 34 issues in various software products, including Windows and Internet Explorer.
Dustin Childs, the Group Manager over at Microsoft Trustworthy Computing said in a blog post:
“Today we’re providing Advance Notification of 10 bulletins for release on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. This release brings two Critical and eight Important-class bulletins, which address 34 unique vulnerabilities. The Critical-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer.”
As usual the software titan did not go in depth so as not to alert cybercriminals and hackers to the vulnerabilities that are about to be fixed.
But two of the ten bulletins are labeled as critical — and these affect a number of issues with various versions of Windows and Internet Explorer. One of the two critical fixes is reserved for Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10, the company’s latest offerings.
Microsoft also releases new firmware updates for the Surface family of hardware devices to enhance performance and fix bugs, and it is within the realm of possibility it will do the same this month too.