Once again, it is the second Tuesday of the month, and time for Microsoft patches. This month, there are 13 security bulletins (eleven affect Windows, one is for Office, and two affect Microsoft’s developer tools), which address a total of 18 identified vulnerabilities. All supported versions of Windows are affected; for a breakdown of bulletin severity by Windows version, please see my preview post of last Thursday. More details and download links are in the Security Bulletin Summary for August 2011.
Microsoft says that eight of the Windows patches will definitely require a reboot, and the other patches may require one, depending on the configuration of your system. As usual, I recommend that you install these patches as soon as you conveniently can.
Update Tuesday, 9 August, 20:12 EDT
The good folks at the SANS Internet Storm Center have posted their usual analysis of this month’s patches, along with their severity ratings.