Jul 24 2009
Microsoft is releasing a pair of critical Windows security updates on July 28th. This is highly unusual. Microsoft normally issues security fixes on the second Tuesday of the month — “Patch Tuesday.” When they release an out-of-band update like this, it is usually because it deals with a critical vulnerability that is being actively exploited. According to Microsoft’s advance notification, the updates will affect Internet Explorer and Visual Studio. For most of us pluggers, it’s the Internet Explorer patch that will matter.