Advance Notification for the September 2009 Security Bulletin Release

This month we will be releasing 5 security bulletins, all affecting Windows, and all with an aggregate severity rating of critical.

As always, the target for release is the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -8). Please check back here at that time as we will be posting our risk and impact assessment, a new deployment prioritization table and an overview video. Also, we encourage you to join us live on Wednesday September 9 at 11:00 a.m. (UTC -7) for our regular security bulletin webcast where we will cover the bulletins in greater detail and answer questions. Click here to register!

If the files being updated are in use at the time of installation then these updates would require a restart. Otherwise, they would not. For information on the reasons you may be prompted to restart the system, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.

In related news, you will note that the ANS does not specify an update for the Internet Information Services FTP service vulnerability for which we released security advisory 975191 on Tuesday of this week. As noted in an earlier blog post, we have spun up our SSIRP (Software Security Incident Response Process) process to address this issue and our teams are working hard to produce an update. Please keep an eye on the advisory for more information and if you are not already, please subscribe to our comprehensive alerts to receive updates by email.

On a final note, I want to highlight our new Microsoft Security Update Guide which was written to help IT professionals better understand and use Microsoft security update release information, processes, communications, and tools – and how to manage organizational risk and develop a repeatable, effective deployment mechanism for security updates.

Thanks!

Jerry Bryant

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