Hello, Bill here.

I wanted to let you know that we just posted our Advance Notification for next week’s bulletin release which will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 around 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

It is important to remember that while the information posted below is intended to help with your planning, because it is preliminary information, it is subject to change.

As part of our regularly scheduled bulletin release, we’re currently planning to release:


·        Four Microsoft Security Bulletins rated as Critical, six rated Important, and one rated Moderate. These updates may require a restart and will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.


As we do each month, the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool will be updated.


We are also planning to release high-priority, non-security updates on Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as well as high-priority, non-security updates on Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). For additional information, please see the Other Information section of the Advanced Notification.


We also want to announce the availability of the Exploitability Index in upcoming security bulletin summaries and the official release of Microsoft Active Protections Program, which were both announced at Black Hat in August. The Exploitability Index provides additional information to help customers prioritize deployment of monthly security bulletins while the Microsoft Active Protections Program provides vulnerability information to security software providers in advance of Microsoft’s monthly security bulletin releases. Both the Exploitability Index and Microsoft Active Protection Program provide additional support to customers and partners to defend against emerging online threats.


As always, we’ll be holding the October edition of the monthly security bulletin webcast on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at 11 a.m., Pacific Standard Time.  We will review this month’s release and take your questions live on-air with answers from our panel of experts. As a friendly reminder, if you can’t make the live webcast, you can listen to it on-demand as well at the same URL. In addition, we’ll also be posting the text of the questions and answers from each month’s webcast. You can see a full listing of the posted questions and answers on this page.


You can register for the webcast here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032374639&Culture=en-US





Bill Sisk


*This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.*