Advance Notification Service for the April 2013 Security Bulletin Release

In celebration of spring’s onset, today we’re providing advance notification for the April 2013 release of nine bulletins; two Critical and seven Important. The Critical bulletins address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer, and the seven Important-rated bulletins will address issues in Microsoft Windows, Office, Antimalware Software, and Server Software.

As always, we’ll publish the bulletins on the second Tuesday of the month, April 9, 2013 at approximately 10 a.m. PDT. We encourage you to revisit this blog at that time for our risk and impact analysis, as well as deployment guidance and a brief video overview of the month’s updates. Until then, we recommend you review the ANS summary page for more information to help you prepare for bulletin testing and deployment.

For all the latest information, follow the MSRC team on Twitter at @MSFTSecResponse.

Thank you,
Dustin Childs
Group Manager
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing