Microsoft plans to release a single, critical patch next Tuesday, 8 November, as part of its regular monthly patching schedule. According to minimalist details from an advance bulletin notification from Redmond issued Thursday, the fix is designed to address a serious Windows vulnerability. Redmond also plans to release an update to its malicious software removal tool.
Last month's patch batch brought nine bulletins, two of which have been afflicted by glitches (see story here on Windows middleware glitch and updated advisory on IE patch snags involving ActiveX controls), so it's maybe just as well that November promises to be a much quieter month. ®