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Batten Down the Hatches for Microsoft and Adobe Patches [pcworld.com]
Next Tuesday is both Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for April, and Adobe's quarterly patch release. Combined, there are a total of 27 vulnerabilities being patched in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and the Acrobat Reader application. It will be a busy day for IT administrators and information security professionals to analyze and prioritize the deluge of updates.
It seems a little odd to have a Patch Tuesday so far into the month, but when the first of the month falls on a Thursday it takes longer to get to the second Tuesday of the month. Things also seem a little out of whack in terms of timing due to the out-of-band update Microsoft issued for Internet Explorer on March 30.