Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, April 9 To Bring 9 Security Updates, 2 Are Critical
The exact details of the two critical updates are not posted just yet, but one of them affects Windows and Internet Explorer; the other is solely a Windows update.
Though the details aren’t posted, critical updates are usually deemed as such because they could allow for remote code execution. Microsoft specifically says critical updates solve “A vulnerability whose exploitation could allow code execution without user interaction. These scenarios include self-propagating malware (e.g. network worms), or unavoidable common use scenarios where code execution occurs without warnings or prompts. This could mean browsing to a web page or opening email. Microsoft recommends that customers apply Critical updates immediately.”
In total, the upcoming updates will affect the Windows Operating Systems and OS Components, Office Suites and companion software, Microsoft Server Software, Office Web Apps, and Microsoft Security Software. If you’d like to take a look at the advance notification for yourself, Microsoft’s got it posted here.