Advance Notification Service for December 2012 Security Bulletin Release

While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, we know it can also be the busiest time of the year. With that in mind, we’re providing advance notification that next Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, we’ll release seven security bulletins; five Critical and two Important, which address 11 vulnerabilities. The Critical bulletins address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Word, Windows Server and Internet Explorer. The two Important-rated bulletins will address issues in Microsoft Windows.

As always, we’ve scheduled the bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, at approximately 10 a.m. PST. We recommend that customers pause from searching for those hot new gadgets and review the ANS summary page for more information. Please prepare for bulletin testing and deployment as soon as possible to help ensure a smooth update process. For all the latest information, you can also follow the MSRC team on Twitter at @MSFTSecResponse.


Thank you,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing