Microsoft will have its biggest Patch Tuesday of the year next week, with 10 security updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Word and Excel.

Of the 10 patches, six are for Windows and there is one each for Internet Explorer, Word, Excel and Microsoft Office. Six of the updates are listed as "critical" – Microsoft's highest ranking for patches – three are marked as "moderate" and one is "important".
The patch for Internet Explorer will mark the first security update for IE8 which was released by Microsoft in March.