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On Thursday (Oct 9) Microsoft announced the forthcoming content for Patch Tuesday – Oct 14, 2014.


Number of Releases: 9

Critical Security Updates: 3 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer.

Important Security Updates: 4 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office for Mac 2011, Office Compatibility Pack, and Office Wep Apps Server 2010

Moderate Security Updates: 1 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows and Office 2007 IME (Japanese)

 

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Microsoft also hosts a webcast where they discuss the releases, typically the Wednesday after Patch Tuesday:

Microsoft will host a webcast to address customer questions on the security bulletins on Wed October 15, 2014, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada).

Register now for the October Security Bulletin Webcast.

You can also follow the MSRC team at @MSFTSecResponse.


Updates are typically released by Microsoft at 10am PDT (5pm UTC).

Configuring WSUS servers to synchronize relative to that time can be helpful in expediting availability of these security updates.