Microsoft Patch Tuesday Preview, June 2013

In keeping with its usual schedule, Microsoft on Thursday  released the Security Bulletin Advanced Notification for June 2013, previewing the security bulletins and associated patches it intends to release next Tuesday, June 11, 2013.  This month there are five bulletins in all; one of these has a maximum security rating of Critical; the rest are rated Important.   Four of the bulletins are for Windows and its components.  All supported desktop versions of Windows have at least one Critical bulletin.  The table below shows a breakdown of the Windows bulletins by severity and Windows version.

Windows Version Critical Important Moderate
Windows XP+SP3 1 1
Windows Vista 1 2 1
Windows Server 2003 1 1
Windows Server 2008 2 2
Windows 7 1 2 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 1 2
Windows 8 1 3
Windows RT 1 2
Windows Server 2012 2 1
Windows Server Core 3

The remaining bulletin, which is rated Important, applies to Microsoft Office, including Office for Mac.

Microsoft says that all four of the Windows bulletins will definitely require a restart, and the other bulletin 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 on Tuesday.  I will post a note here once the actual updates are available.

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