Today we’re providing advance notification for the release of eight bulletins, three Critical and five Important, for August 2013. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Exchange.

As usual, we’ve scheduled the bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, August 13, 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 this 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