Microsoft Prepares 4 Security Bulletins for February Patch Tuesday
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Microsoft is set to release its second major patch update of the year on Feb. 11, and it doesn't look to be a heavy load.
The advance notification indicates that there will be five security bulletins released on Microsoft's February Patch Tuesday, with only two of them rated as critical. For the first Patch Tuesday of 2014, Microsoft only had four security bulletins. In contrast, the December 2013 Patch Tuesday update had 11 security bulletins.
What is even more surprising is the fact that the advance notification does not call out any specific Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)-related vulnerabilities. That doesn't necessarily mean there won't be any IE-related updates, as an IE update could emerge as a late addition or one could be embedded in one of the five bulletins.