According to the Microsoft Security Response Center, Microsoft will issue nine Security Bulletins addressing 13 vulnerabilities on Tuesday, September 14. It will also host
a webcast to address customer questions the following day.
Four of the vulnerabilities are rated "Critical" and the other five are marked "Important." All of the Critical vulnerabilities earned their rating through a remote code execution impact, meaning a hacker could potentially gain control of an infected machine. At least four of the nine patches will require a restart.
The list of affected operating systems includes Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007 are also being patched.