January 2012 ANS is released

Hello. Today we’re releasing our advance notification for the January security bulletin release, which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10. This month’s release includes seven bulletins addressing eight vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Developer Tools And Software. As always, we recommend that customers review the ANS summary page for more information and prepare for the testing and deployment of these bulletins as soon as possible.

We’ll release all seven bulletins on Tuesday, January 10 at approximately 10 a.m. PST. Revisit this blog on Tuesday for our official risk and impact analysis, along with deployment guidance and a video overview of the release.

In addition, eagle-eyed readers of the summary page will notice an unusual vulnerability classification, “Security Feature Bypass,” for one of our Important-severity bulletins. SFB-class issues in themselves can’t be leveraged by an attacker; rather, a would-be attacker would use them to facilitate use of another exploit. For those interested in learning more, we expect the SRD blog to publish a detailed analysis of the matter on Tuesday.

Please join Dustin Childs and Pete Voss for a webcast on Wednesday. They’ll go into detail about the bulletins and answer questions live on the air. See below for registration information.

Date: Wednesday, January 11
Time: 11:00 a.m. PST (UTC -8)
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Angela Gunn
Trustworthy Computing