Monday, February 13, 2012

February 2012 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release and downloads

 
  As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft provides advance notification to our customers concerning the number of new security updates being released, the products affected, the aggregate maximum severity, and information about detection tools relevant to the update. This is intended to help our customers plan for the deployment of these security updates more effectively.

On February 14, 2012, Microsoft is planning to release nine new security bulletins. Below is a summary.
 
 
 
NEW BULLETIN SUMMARY

 
Bulletin ID Maximum Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software*
Bulletin 1 Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Bulletin 2 Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Bulletin 3 Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Bulletin 4 Critical Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Silverlight 4.
Bulletin 5 Important Elevation of Privilege Requires restart Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Bulletin 6 Important Elevation of Privilege May require restart Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.
Bulletin 7 Important Remote Code Execution May require restart Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Bulletin 8 Important Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Windows XP.
Bulletin 9 Important Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010.
* The list of affected software in the summary table is an abstract. To see the full list of affected components please click on the "Advance Notification Webpage" link below and review the "Affected Software" section.
 
     
  Although we do not anticipate any changes, the number of bulletins, products affected, restart information, and severities are subject to change until released.

Advance Notification Webpage: The full version of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for this month can be found at http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/ms12-feb.

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool: Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.

Monthly Security Bulletin Webcast: To address customer questions on these bulletins Microsoft will host a webcast next Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time (UTC-8). Registration for this event and other details can be found at http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/.
 
 
At this time, no additional information on these bulletins, such as details regarding the vulnerability or severity, will be made available until the bulletins are published on Tuesday.
 
     
 
REGARDING INFORMATION CONSISTENCY

 
We strive to provide you with accurate information in static (this mail) and dynamic (web-based) content. Microsoft's security content posted to the web is occasionally updated to reflect late-breaking information. If this results in an inconsistency between the information here and the information in Microsoft's web-based security content, the information in Microsoft's web-based security content is authoritative.

If you have any questions regarding this alert please contact your Technical Account Manager.

Thank you,
Microsoft CSS Security Team

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