engine - 9:00 am on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Microsoft Patch, April, Is a Big One! [pcworld.com]
Mammoth. That's the word that most accurately describes what Microsoft has in store for this Patch Tuesday. Microsoft revealed that we can expect 17 security bulletins for the April Patch Tuesday, so pour yourself some espresso and pick up a 12-pack of Mountain Dew--it could be a long day.
There are nine security bulletins rated as Critical, while the remainder are considered Important. The patches and updates span all versions of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, and the .NET Framework.
Storms notes that one of the updates will patch the MHTML bug that was disclosed back in January. "This bug garnered a fair amount of attention and Microsoft released a fixit tool to thwart attacks. I'm relieved this bug has finally been fixed, the longer it's out there the more time attackers have to find other ways to exploit it."