Microsoft to Launch Critical Updates for IE10, Windows XP

The company released its security bulletin advance notification for Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has just announced through its February 2013 advance security bulletin that this month’s Patch Tuesday would bring a total of 12 security updates, five of which are marked as critical.

Supposed to fix a total of 57 vulnerabilities, the upcoming patches also include two different critical bulletins for Internet Explorer 10, the latest version of Microsoft’s in-house browser that’s currently available on Windows 8 and Windows RT exclusively.

Windows XP, the 11-year-old operating system that Microsoft will abandon in April 2014, and Windows Vista are the only two Windows versions to receive critical updates next Tuesday.

Windows 8, Windows 7 and the tablet-oriented Windows RT will be updated through some “important” patches.

As always, Microsoft remains tight-lipped on the vulnerabilities it is trying to patch, but more information will be released next week.

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