Only two security updates on Microsoft's next Patch Tuesday
Next Tuesday, November 13, Microsoft only plans to release two security bulletins. The updates address vulnerabilities in Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and Server 2003 SP1/SP2. The first update will close at least one critical hole that allows code to be injected and executed. The announcement does not, however, say how many holes will be closed in total. The second update relates to a spoofing vulnerability. Once again, Redmond did not provide any further details.
As usual, the Software Removal Tool will be updated. In addition, Microsoft has announced three additional updates not related to security for next Patch Tuesday; they will be distributed via Microsoft Update (WU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
- Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification, Microsoft announcement