Today we’re releasing our advance notification
for the June (I think they meant July) security bulletin release, which is scheduled for Tuesday,
August 10. This month’s release is composed of 14 bulletins addressing
34 vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, SQL,
and Silverlight. Eight of the bulletins carry a Critical severity
rating, and six are rated Important.
As always, we recommend that customers review the ANS summary page
for more information and prepare for the testing and deployment of these
bulletins as soon as possible.
For those who keep track of such things, this will be the most
bulletins we have ever released in a month; we have released 13
bulletins on a couple of occasions. However, in total CVE count, this
release ties with June 2010, so there’s no new record there. Please join
Adrian Stone and Jerry Bryant for a public webcast on Wednesday. We’ll
go into detail about all the bulletins and answer questions live on the
air. Register at the link below:
There are six critical updates for Windows OSs, one for Internet Explorer and one for Office.
Of the 6 critical Windows updates, all apply to XP-SP3 (32 and 64 bit versions)
For the Windows Server 2003 SP2 OS (32 and 64 bit), only three of the updates are identified as critical (bulletins 1, 3 and 8)
For the Vista desktop OS (both 32 and 64 bit versions of SP1 and 2), three of the updates are identified as critical (bulletins 2, 6 and 8)
For the Windows Server 2008 SP2 OS, (32 and 64 bit versions), none are identified as critical for the ‘server core installation’
For the Windows 7 desktop OS, three are identified as critical (bulletins 2, 6 and 8)
For the 64 bit and Itanium versions of the Windows Server 2008R2 OS, only 1 is identified as critical (bulletin 8)
Internet Explorer patches
All versions (IE6-8) of Internet Explorer are assigned the critical rating regardless of which OS they are run on.
Only the 2007SP2 version of Office is given a critical classification. Updates to all other Office versions are only identified as important.