In keeping with its normal schedule, Microsoft today released its monthly batch of security bulletins for February. This month, there are 12 bulletins covering 21 identified vulnerabilities. Three of these have a maximum severity rating of Critical, and nine are rated Important. There are Critical updates for all supported versions of Windows. My preview post from last week gives the severity breakdown by Windows version.
Microsoft says that nine of these patches will definitely require a system restart, and the remaining three may do so. Further details, and download links for the individual patches, are given in the Security Bulletin Summary. As always, you should update your system(s) as soon as you conveniently can.
As usual, the good folks at the SANS Internet Storm Center have posted their own summary of this month’s patches, along with their assessment of the severity of each.