Microsoft will issue 17 security bulletins in April to address 64 vulnerabilities in its products ranging from Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, .NET Framework and GDI+.
As usual, Microsoft does not go into great detail in its Advance Notification Service. Nevertheless, some key tidbits have been provided to prepare IT administrators for Patch Tuesday. There will be nine bulletins rated Critical and eight rated Important. Microsoft intends to close out an SMB Browser flaw, rated Critical, that was reported on February 15. An MHTML vulnerability in Windows, rated Important, will also be closed out. The MHTML vulnerability was reported back in January and a Fix-It solution was provided.
The security bulletins will be released on April 12 at 10am PDT with a technical webcast planned for April 13 at 11am PDT. This will no doubt be one of the more busier months for IT administrators to test and deploy the necessary patches.Further reading: Microsoft, Security Bulletin