Microsoft just provided advance notice of the patches that are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, August 12. There are a total of nine patches; two of the patches are assigned a CRITICAL designation and the remaining seven are assigned an IMPORTANT designation.
Bulletin #1 applies to all current versions of Internet Explorer. However, it is only rated as CRITICAL for workstations installations. For server installation bulletin #1 is rated as MODERATE.
Bulletin #2 applies only to Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) versions that are not either starter or home basic editions. Bulletin #2 also applies to 32 or 64 bit version of Window 8 professional edition and 32 or 64 bit versions of Windows Media Center for Vista.
The remaining IMPORTANT patches apply to Microsoft Office, SQL Server, Microsoft Server software and .NET framework.
No information is currently available regarding the public knowledge of the vulnerabilities. As it is currently known, none of these vulnerabilities are being exploited at this time.
Additional information and an AgriLife ISO patch recommendation will be provided following the release of the patches on Tuesday, August 12.
Update August 14 – 9:00 a.m.
Microsoft has just released the patches for August. As previously indicated, there is one critical patch for Windows and a cumulative security update for Internet Explorer that patches a total of 26 vulnerabilities. One of the vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer had been publically disclosed previously. It is recommended the patches be applied to workstations as soon as possible and server systems at the earliest possible convenience.
Additionally, security updates were released for the following Adobe products:
Adobe Acrobat and Reader – http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb14-19.html