Microsoft Patch Tuesday Preview, July 2011

July 7, 2011

In keeping with its usual schedule, Microsoft released its Security Bulletin Advanced Notification for July, previewing the security fixes it plans to release next Tuesday, July 12.  Following June’s patch bonanza, Microsoft plans to release four  security bulletins this month; three  of these are for Windows, and one for the Visio component of Microsoft Office. All Supported versions of Windows are affected.  One of the Windows bulletins is rated Critical; the other three bulletins are rated Important.

Windows Version Critical Important
Windows XP+SP3 2
Windows Vista 1 2
Windows Server 2003 2
Windows Server 2008 2
Windows 7 1 2
Windows Server 2008 R2 2

Microsoft’s announcement says that the three Windows updates will definitely require a system restart; the Office update may require a restart, depending on the configuration of your system.

As always, this information is subject to change between now and the actual release of the bulletins next Tuesday.  I will post a note here once the actual updates are available.

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