Software giant Microsoft says its Patch Tuesday deploy addresses vulnerabilities in DirectShow, SMB Protocol, ActiveX, Windows Shell Handler, and 32-bit Windows.
Microsoft expects to patch flaws in IE, Word, Excel, Windows Media Center, and SharePoint, among others.
November's Patch Tuesday will be light, with just one critical bulletin and one important bulletin due next week.
Software giant announces four bulletins will be issued next week, all considered critical.
Microsoft revises critical DirectX-related security bulletins.
The four, which will be released next week, are considered important, not critical, says Microsoft.
The most critical patches released cover Bluetooth, Internet Explorer, and DirectX.
As part of Patch Tuesday, the most critical bulletins will cover Internet Explorer, Bluetooth, and DirectX.
The eight patches expected April 8 will include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, and the Internet Explorer browser.
Both involve vulnerabilities within Windows; one marked critical includes Windows Vista.