We’re kicking off the February 2013 Security Bulletin Release with Advance Notification of 12 bulletins for release Tuesday, February 12. This release brings five Critical and seven Important-class bulletins, which address 57 unique vulnerabilities. The Critical-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Exchange Software. The Important-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft Windows, Office, .NET Framework, and Microsoft Server Software.

Per our typical process, we will publish the bulletins on the second Tuesday of the month, at approximately 10 a.m. PST. We recommend that you revisit the MSRC blog at that time for our official risk and impact analysis, along with deployment guidance and a brief video overview of the month’s highlights. Until then, we invite you to review the ANS summary page for more information and prepare for bulletin testing and deployment as soon as possible to help ensure a smooth update process.

For all the latest information, you can also follow the MSRC team on Twitter at @MSFTSecResponse.

Thank you,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing