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.