Advance Notification Service for the February 2011 Security Bulletin Release

Hello all –

Today, as part of our usual monthly bulletin cadence, we are providing our Advance Notification Service for February’s security bulletins. This month, we’ll release 12 bulletins,
three of them rated Critical and nine rated Important, addressing issues in
Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Visual Studio, and IIS. 22 issues will be addressed.

As part of this month’s update, we’ll be addressing issues related to two
recent Security Advisories, 2490606 (a public vulnerability affecting the Windows Graphics Rendering Engine)
and 2488013 (a public vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer). Additionally, we
will be addressing an issue affecting FTP service in IIS 7.0 and 7.5.

The bulletin release is once again slated for the second Tuesday of the
month — February 9th at 10:00 a.m. PST. Come back to this blog then for our
official risk and impact analysis, as well as deployment guidance.

The monthly technical webcast next week will be hosted by Jerry Bryant and Jonathan
Ness. We invite you to tune in and learn more about the new security bulletin
releases as well as other announcements to be made on Tuesday. That webcast is
scheduled for Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. PST (UTC -8), and the registration
form can be found here.

Thank you,

Angela Gunn
Trustworthy Computing