In June’s Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft plans to fix 16 separate vulnerabilities affecting a variety of software, including Windows, Office, SQL Server, Forefront Threat Management Gateway and Internet Explorer.
The company said in its June pre-notification that nine of the vulnerabilities it will fix on June 14 have a maximum severity rating of critical, and the other seven are rated important. Ten of the vulnerabilities could result in remote code execution. This is the largest patch release that Microsoft has had in recent months and represents one of the larger ones in the last year or so.
Also on Tuesday, Adobe plans to fix a slew of bugs in its Reader and Acrobat applications. All of the vulnerabilities that Adobe will fix next week are rated critical. The affected software from Adobe includes:
- Adobe Reader X (10.0.1) and earlier version for Windows
- Adobe Reader X (10.0.3) and earlier versions for Macintosh
- Adobe Reader 9.4.3 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe Acrobat X (10.0.3) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- Adobe Acrobat 9.4.3 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
On Monday, Adobe also released an emergency patch for a universal cross-site scripting vulnerability in Flash that is being used in targeted attacks currently.