Pre-notification of September’s Patch Tuesday was posted to http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/advance.mspx today. The patches themselves will be released next Tuesday, 12th September.
Among other important Windows-specific patches, included in the September release is a bulletin for a “Critical” Microsoft Office vulnerability. Patches rated critical always draw the attention of exploit writers. Following the release of a critical patch, we usually see an increase in the number of exploits and malicious attacks. It is thus especially important to update both your operating system, as well as any Microsoft Office installation that you may maintain.