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Patch Tuesday – Preview for June 2010

Microsoft released its June 2010 advance notification for next week’s Patch Tuesday. We will see 10 security bulletins addressing a total of 34 vulnerabilities. Of the 10 bulletins, 3 are categorized as critical, allowing an attacker to take full control of the targeted machine, while the remaining 7 are ranked as important. The critical vulnerabilities affect all Windows OS versions (including Windows 7) and Internet Explorer, the important ones cover Windows and Office.

The June release is a large update and will keep system administrators busy, even if they have migrated to Windows 7 already (the end of life date for Windows XP SP2 is coming closer and Windows 7 is certainly one of the options to migrate to…)

Microsoft will also address 2 currently open vulnerabilities: in SharePoint (detailed in advisory KB983438) and an information leakage in Internet Explorer, explained in advisory KB980088

Some of the patches, including one of the critical ones require a machine reboot after installation.

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