Advance Notification for the August 2009 Security Bulletin Release

In this month’s Advance Notification we are making customers aware that next Tuesday August 11th we plan to release 9 security bulletins at approximately 10:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -8). Those bulletins consist of:

·         8 bulletins affecting Windows four of which are rated critical and four are rated as important.

o   One of the critical Windows bulletins also affects Client for Mac.

o   One of the important Windows bulletins also affects the .NET Framework.

·         One critical bulletin affecting Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft ISA Server and Microsoft BizTalk Server. This update addresses the issue discussed in security advisory 973472.

Concerning restart requirements, all of the updates for Windows will require a restart except one (this is the update also affecting the .NET Framework). The Office related bulletin may require a restart if the binaries being updated are in use. To reduce your chances of requiring a restart, please see Knowledge Base article 887012.

On release day, 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, August 12, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC –7). Click HERE to register.  

Thanks!

Jerry Bryant

*This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights*

Update 8/7/2009: corrected the number of critical and important Windows bulletins to four each.