April 2010 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

Hi everyone,

Our ANS (Advance Notification Service) went out today informing customers that next Tuesday we will release 11 bulletins addressing 25 vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Exchange. We recommend that customers review the ANS summary page and prepare to test and deploy the bulletins as quickly as possible.

I also want to point out to customers that we will be closing the following open Security Advisories with next week’s updates:

·         Microsoft Security Advisory (981169) – Vulnerability in VBScript Could Allow Remote Code Execution.

·         Microsoft Security Advisory (977544) – Vulnerability in SMB Could Allow Denial of Service

Please join Adrian Stone and me for a public webcast next week where we will go in to details about the bulletins and answer questions live on the air. Here’s how to register:

Date: Wednesday April 14
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC –8)

I would also like to remind you all that it is extremely important for customers to move to supported platforms because after the dates below, those products/service packs will no longer receive security updates.

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 will no longer be supported after July 13, 2010. Many customers are still on this version, so we encourage upgrading to Service Pack 3 or to Windows 7 as soon as possible.

  • Extended support for Windows 2000 will also be retired as of July 13, 2010. After that time, we will no longer provide security or any other updates for Windows 2000.

  • Windows Vista RTM will no longer be supported after the April 13, 2010 bulletin release. Service Pack 1 will still be supported until July 12, 2011 but we recommend customers update to Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 at this time.

Thank you,

Jerry Bryant
Group Manager, Response Communications

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