Today is Patch Tuesday May 2015, and it is coming on strong. Microsoft released 13 bulletins bringing the count for this year to 53. 53 is quite a bit higher than in any of the last five years, in fact I cannot remember a similar active year. Our internal tracking of vulnerability numbers now projects north of 140 advisories for this year, certainly also new record:
Microsoft announced its lineup for next week’s Patch Tuesday. We will get 14 bulletins, already bringing the number for this year to 80 in September. We are well on our way to get more than 100 bulletins this year compared to 83 in 2012 and exactly 100 in 2011, a good reflection of how challenging the computer security business continues to be.