Microsoft plans to ship 10 security bulletins next Tuesday as part of its monthly patch cycle. Six of them will address are rated critical, Microsoft’s highest severity rating, and address a wide range of code execution vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer. In addition, Microsoft is pushing out four other bulletins, of which three are rated important and the remaining one is classified as moderate.
Missing from the list of patched vulnerabilities is one disclosed by Microsoft last week, involving its DirectX streaming media technology, which could allow someone to take complete control of a computer using a maliciously crafted QuickTime file. Microsoft also announced that a PowerPoint for Mac fix will be coming this month to address vulnerabilities already fixed in the Windows edition last month. More information is available here.