June 6th, 2010, 21:16 PM
Microsoft plans gigantic Patch Tuesday next week
Microsoft said it will deliver 10 security updates next week to patch a record-tying 34 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, and SharePoint.
The patches will also quash two bugs that Microsoft acknowledged in February and April.
"I'd actually call this a moderate month," said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Security. "Looking at the criticality of the bulletins, and the fact that the number [of bulletins] is low, it doesn't look like a huge month to me."
By the numbers, however, next week's updates will be huge. Although the 10 updates fall short of the record of 13 -- first set in October 2009, then repeated in February 2010 -- Microsoft will fix a total of 34 vulnerabilities, the same number as the current record, also set last October.
Full story: InfoWorld