On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, Microsoft is planning to release eight (8) bulletins. Four of the bulletins are identified as Critical with the remaining four bulletins rated Important.
The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, .NET Framework and Windows. The Critical update for Internet Explorer will be a cumulative update which will address the publicly disclosed issue described in Security Advisory 2887505.
The updates to Internet Explorer and Windows will require a restart. For those people who run into problems with .NET Framework updates, it is recommended that the update be installed separately with a restart between other updates.
Users of Windows XP are reminded that support ends for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. See Tim Rains article, The Risk of Running Windows XP After Support Ends April 2014.
As happens each month, Microsoft will also release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.
- MSRC: Advance Notification Service for October 2013 Security Bulletin Release
- TechNet: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2013