Microsoft is planning to keep security managers on the hop next week with its monthly Patch Tuesday release, giving notice that it plans to release 17 fixes for an array of security vulnerabilities.
Microsoft has not yet divulged how many threats it is addressing, though the company has said that only two are critical. Additionally, the patch release is known to contain a fix for a zero-day flaw in Internet Explorer. eSecurity Planet takes a look at Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday preview.
Microsoft notified security managers Thursday to watch out for 17 individual security patches coming on the company’s December Patch Tuesday event next week, which may be one of the biggest patch releases yet.
That could mean security managers will be even busier than they were just two months ago, when Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) asked them to install one of the largest patch drops ever.