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Patch Tuesday June 2011 – Preview

Microsoft announced today a big Patch Tuesday – they will release 16 security bulletins fixing 34 vulnerabilities on June 14. Nine of the bulletins are rated as critical and the remaining seven are rated as important. All versions of Microsoft Windows are affected, plus Silverlight, the .NET framework and SQL on the server side. Similarly all versions of Excel in Microsoft Office will receive an update on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms, including even the most recent releases 2010 and 2011. Internet Explorer is covered by two bulletins that update version 6, 7, 8 and the newest version 9 as well.

Adobe will also publish an update to its Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat softwares that address a critical vulnerabilities as well, plus Oracle had a release this week of its latest version of Java U26.

All in all, a big update and system administrators will need to plan closely as both workstations and servers are affected by the critical bulletins. In addition applications such as Excel, Adobe Reader and Java will have to be taken into account this month

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