Microsoft Patch Tuesday Preview, June 2012

Today, in keeping with its usual schedule, Microsoft released its Security Bulletin Advanced Notification for June, previewing the security fixes it intends to release next Tuesday, June 12.   Microsoft plans to release seven security bulletins this month.  Five are for Windows and its components; three of these have a maximum severity rating of Critical, and the other two are rated Important.  All  supported versions of Windows are affected.   The table below shows the breakdown of patches by Windows version and severity:

Windows Version Critical Important Moderate
Windows XP+SP3 2 2 1
Windows Vista 2 1 1
Windows Server 2003 2 2 1
Windows Server 2008 2 1 1
Windows 7 3 2
Windows Server 2008 R2 2 2 1
Windows Server Core 2 2

There is also a bulletin that affects Microsoft Office and Visual Basic for Applications, which is rated Important.  The final Important bulletin affects Microsoft Dynamic AX; this is component of Microsoft’s ERP [Enterprise Resource Planning] software, and will not be relevant to most users.

According to Microsoft, four of the Windows bulletins will require a system restart, and the other bulletins may require one, depending on your system’s configuration.

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.

One Response to Microsoft Patch Tuesday Preview, June 2012

  1. […] Today is the second Tuesday of June, so, in keeping with its usual schedule, Microsoft has released this month’s batch of security bulletins and patches for Windows and related software.  This month, there are seven bulletins, for 25 identified vulnerabilities.  Five of the bulletins are for Windows and its components; three of these have a maximum severity rating of Critical, and the other two are rated Important.  All  supported versions of Windows are affected.  (For a breakdown of bulletins by severity and Windows version, please see this month’s preview post.) […]

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