Today we're announcing plans to release a security update to address the vulnerability discussed in Security Advisory 2286198 on Monday, August 2, 2010 at or around 10 AM PDT. 

We are releasing the bulletin as we've completed the required testing and the update has achieved the appropriate quality bar for broad distribution to customers. Additionally, we're able to confirm that, in the past few days, we've seen an increase in attempts to exploit the vulnerability. We firmly believe that releasing the update out of band is the best thing to do to help protect our customers.

Our colleagues over in the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) have more details about what they've seen in the threat environment.

As always, we'll provide additional information as it is available.

Finally, as always, we'll hold a special edition of the bulletin release webcast on Monday, August 2, 2010 at 1:00 PM PDT. If you are interested in attending the webcast, click here to sign up.

 

Thanks,

 

Christopher Budd

Sr. Security Response Communications Manager at Microsoft