As is customary, Microsoft yesterday released their Security Bulletin Advanced Notification for November, summarizing the security fixes they plan to release next Tuesday, November 9. It appears that Windows admins will have a relatively quiet time this month (although Adobe seems to be working hard to take up the slack); there are only three patches scheduled to be released. Two of these are for Microsoft Office, one rated Critical, the other Important. All versions of Office are affected, including the recently released Office 2011 for the Mac. The third patch, rated Important, is for Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway. This is the first time in a while that there have been no patches for Windows itself.
As usual, details on these fixes are subject to change between now and the actual release on Tuesday. I will, as usual, post an updated summary then.