In keeping with its customary schedule, Microsoft today released a Security Bulletin Advanced Notification for the security patches it intends to release for Windows and its components next Tuesday, February 9. The plan includes 13 separate patches, 11 for Windows, and 2 for Microsoft Office. All supported versions of Windows are affected, and all have at least two vulnerabilities rated Critical, Microsoft’s highest severity rating. The table below gives the breakdown:
|Windows Server 2003||3||4||2|
|Windows Server 2008||2||5||1|
|Windows Server 2008R2||2||2||1|
These patches do not include a fix for the Internet Explorer problem I mentioned in a post earlier today.
Both of the patches for Microsoft Office are rated Important. Mac users should note that Microsoft Office 2004 for the Mac is also affected.
As usual, the Advance Notification will be replaced by the final Security Bulletin when the patches are released next Tuesday; details such as severity ratings are subject to change until then. I will post a summary here once the final release is available.