Today we’re providing advance notification for the release of seven bulletins, six Critical and one Important, for July 2013. The Critical bulletins address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, .NET Framework, Silverlight, Internet Explorer and GDI+. Also scheduled for inclusion among these Critical bulletins is an update to address CVE-2013-3660, which is a publicly known issue in the Kernel-Mode Drivers component of Windows. The Important-rated bulletin will address an issue in Microsoft Security Software.

As usual, we’ve scheduled the bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, July 9, 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, please 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, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing