Bulletin 2 calls out that same list of browsers -- IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9 and IE10 -- as well as all versions of Windows, including Windows RT, the tablet OS that powers Microsoft's Surface RT hardware.
Other bulletins slated to ship on Tuesday will patch Microsoft Publisher 2003, 2007 and 2010; Word 2003; Visio 2003, 2007 and 2010; Microsoft Communicator 2007 R2; various components of Lync 2010 and Lync Server 2013; and Windows Essentials 2011.
That last program, actually a suite of desktop applications, was retired by Microsoft in 2012 prior to the launch of Windows 8.
Microsoft will release next week's 10 security updates on May 14 around 1 p.m. ET.
This article, Microsoft rushes IE8 zero-day fix into next week's Patch Tuesday, was originally published at Computerworld.com.
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