Today we’re providing advance notification for the release of seven bulletins, four Critical and three Important, for March 2013. The Critical bulletins address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Silverlight, Internet Explorer, Office and Microsoft Server Software. The three Important-rated bulletins will address issues in Microsoft Windows and Office.

As usual, we’ve scheduled the bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, March 12, 2013, at approximately 10:00 a.m. PDT. Revisit this blog then for our analysis of the risk and impact, as well as our deployment guidance and a brief video overview of the month’s updates. Until then, we recommend you review the ANS summary page for more information that will help you prepare for bulletin testing and deployment.

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

Thank you,
Dustin Childs
Group Manager
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing