Hello everyone, this is Christopher Budd.

It’s the Thursday before May 8, 2007, the date for the May 2007 monthly security bulletin release. As we do each month on this day, we’ve posted our Advance Notification. In it, we try to provide you with information about what we’re planning to release on Tuesday to help with your planning for the release.

This month, we’re planning to release:

·         Two Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

·         Three Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Office. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates may require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

·         One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Exchange. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will not require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

·         One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft CAPICOM and BizTalk. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will not require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool

We also have an update to the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, and we are planning to release one high-priority non-security update on Windows Update and six high-priority non-security updates through Microsoft Update.

I also wanted to follow-up on a posting I made last Friday and let everyone know that we haven’t seen any new information around attacks against the issue we discussed in Microsoft Security Advisory 935964. Also, the listing of updates slated for Tuesday does include the update we’ve been working on for this issue.

I do want to remind everyone that the information in the Advance Notification is subject to change as we continue testing until we release on Tuesday. If anything changes or we have new information, we will let you know through the MSRC weblog.

Finally, we will be holding our usual webcast the day after release to answer on-the-air questions you might have. This month’s webcast will be on Wednesday May 9, 2007 at 11 AM Pacific Time. It will also be available as an on-demand webcast afterwards. You can register for it here:

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032327015&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

Thanks.

Christopher

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