A Hefty 14 Fixes Announced for December's Patch Tuesday Update
Microsoft may put some IT pros in the not-so-joyous holiday spirit thanks to the announced 14 bulletin items for next week's Microsoft Update.
Outlined in today's advance notification, there will be three "critical" and 11 "important" items on the docket for Tuesday.
All three critical items deal with remote code execution flaws in Microsoft Windows, while the remaining bulletins cover a bevy of additional remote code execution vulnerabilities, three elevation of privileges issues and a rare information disclosure flaw. Unlike the critical inclusions, the important bulletin items will not be limited to Windows -- Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and Microsoft Publisher will also be affected by the patch.
Due to the security risk of releasing specific details on the upcoming bulletins before the patch is released, Microsoft will go into more detail on the bulletin items once the patch goes live at a round 10 a.m. PST on Tuesday.