Microsoft, Adobe to Address Critical Vulnerabilities in April Patch

Both Microsoft and Adobe are set to ship critical and high-priority patches in the April edition of Patch Tuesday next week.

Both Microsoft and Adobe are set to ship critical and high-priority patches in the April edition of Patch Tuesday next week.

Microsoft published advanced bulletins on six vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution and information disclosure. Four of the bugs were rated as critical and two were important. Adobe’s updates will address vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.

The bugs for the Windows variety of Reader and Acrobat 9.5 and earlier 9.x versions received Adobe’s highest priority rating, while the rest received mid-range priority ratings.

For Microsoft, the affected software is Windows, Internet Explorer, the .NET framework, Office, SQL Server, Server Software, Developer Tools, and Forefront United Access Gateway.

Both Adobe’s and Microsoft’s advance bulletins will be replaced by the actual security advisory on April 10.

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