Hi everyone. Today we're releasing our advance notification for the July security bulletin release, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13. This month's release includes four bulletins addressing five vulnerabilities.

  • Two bulletins, both with a severity rating of Critical, affect Windows.
  • Two of the bulletins affect Microsoft Office; of those, one carries a Critical severity rating and one is rated Important.

As always, we recommend that customers review the ANS summary page for more information and prepare for the testing and deployment of these bulletins as soon as possible.

We will close out two Security Advisories this month.

Please join Adrian Stone and me for a public webcast on Wednesday. We'll go into detail about the bulletins and answer questions live on the air. Register at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, July 14
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)
Registration: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032454299

Also, July marks the end of Microsoft support for the Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2 platforms. Customers should actively seek out either a supported operating system or the latest service pack in order to keep receiving necessary security updates.

Thanks,

Jerry Bryant
Group Manager, Response Communications

Follow us on Twitter: @MSFTSecResponse

Updated July 9, 2010 to correct transposition concerning number of critical bulletins for Windows (accurately, two) and MS Office (accurately, one).