Today we’re providing Advance Notification of 10 bulletins for release on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. This release brings two Critical and eight Important-class bulletins, which address 33 unique vulnerabilities. The Critical-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. Of note, we are working to have the Internet Explorer Security Update address the issue described in Security Advisory 2847140, supplementing the currently available Fix it.  The Important-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Server and Tools, and .NET Framework.

As always, we will publish the bulletins on the second Tuesday of the month, at approximately 10 a.m. PST. Please revisit this 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, you should review the ANS Summary Page for more information and prepare for bulleting testing and deployment as soon as possible to help ensure a smooth update process.

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

Thank you,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing