In keeping with its usual schedule, Microsoft released its Security Bulletin Advanced Notification for August, previewing the security fixes it intends to release next Tuesday, August 9. Microsoft plans to release 13 security bulletins this month; 11 of these are for Windows, one for the Visio component of Microsoft Office and two for Microsoft’s developer products Two of the patches have a maximum severity rating of Critical, nine are rated Important, and two Moderate. All supported versions of Windows are affected, and have at least one Critical patch. The table below shows the breakdown of patches by Windows version and severity:
|Windows Server 2003||1||5||1|
|Windows Server 2008||2||3||2|
|Windows Server 2008 R2||2||5||2|
There are also Important patches for Visio, Visual Studio, and Chart Control for .NET.
Microsoft’s announcement says that eight of the Windows updates will definitely require a system restart; the others 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.