Summary of the May 2009 Advance Notification for the 5/12/2009 security bulletin release.

Today we are letting customers know that next week we will be releasing one security bulletin affecting Microsoft Office PowerPoint with an aggregate severity rating of critical. Customers should review the Advance Notification and prepare appropriately for deployment.

The update should not require a restart unless the updated files are in use at the time they are installed. Customers can also detect systems requiring the update using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. Note that since this is an Office related update, it will not be available via Windows Update but will be available through the Microsoft Update service.

We are also planning to release at least one high priority, non-security update and additional detections to the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.

After the bulletin is released, look for additional information on both this blog and the Security Research and Defense blog.  If you have questions or would like more information about this month’s release, please plan to attend our regularly scheduled security bulletin webcast on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at 11:00 am PDT (UTC –7). Click HERE to register 

As always, this preliminary information is subject to change.

Thanks!

Jerry Bryant

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