Microsoft February Advance Notification

As usual, Microsoft has released their advance notification summary for patches expected to be released next Tuesday.

There are 7 bulletins addressing Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities, 4 being rated as critical.  Generally, the differntiator here has been the availability and ease of building exploit code.  That means that time may be a key factor in the escalation of those last 3 bulletins.  Prepare to patch these ASAP.

Bulletin ID Maximum Severity & Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software
Bulletin 1 Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 2 Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer
Bulletin 3 Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 4 Critical Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight
Bulletin 5 Important Elevation of Privilege Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 6 Important Elevation of Privilege May require restart Microsoft Office, Microsoft Server Software
Bulletin 7 Important Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 8 Important Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 9 Important Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Office
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