Microsoft has just provided advance notice of the patches that are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, September 9. There details as currently known, are available at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-sep
There are a total of four patches scheduled to be released. One of the patches is classified as CRITICAL (for Windows Workstations) and the remaining three are classified as IMPORTANT. The one critical patch applies to all current versions of Internet Explorer on any Windows workstation OS currently supported. The patch designated as critical for workstation operating systems is assigned a moderate severity on Server operating systems.
The patch designated as critical (bulletin #1) could enable a remote code execution if successfully exploited. The patches assigned bulletin #2 and #3 address denial of service or elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Windows server 2003, 2008, 2008R2, 2012 and 2012R2; and also in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows RT. Bulletin #4 is a patch to address a denial of service condition and applies only to Lync 2010 and 2013 implementations.
New versions of the following web browsers have also been released in the last few days: Firefox, Thunderbird and Google Chrome.
The current version of Firefox should be 32.0
The current version of Thunderbird should be 31.1.0
The current version of Google Chrome for windows should be 37.0.2062.103
Update Sept 10 8:10 a.m.
Microsoft has just released the patches for September. As previously indicated, there are a total of 4 patches. The most significant patch (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-052) is a cumulative security update for Internet explorer. It includes patches for one publicly disclosed vulnerability and thirty-six privately reported vulnerabilities. As these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if successfully exploited, they are classified as CRITICAL for workstation operating systems (the Internet Explorer patches are classified as MODERATE for server operating systems).
For that reason, it is recommended that all windows workstations be patched as soon as possible.
Updates have also been issued for Adobe Flash
And also Adobe Reader and Acrobat – however, the adobe reader/acrobat patch has been delayed is not expected to be released prior to Sept 15