Update as of February 10, 2014

We are adding two updates to the February release. There will be Critical-rated updates for Internet Explorer and VBScript in addition to the previously announced updates scheduled for release on February 11, 2014. These updates have completed testing and will be included in tomorrow’s release.

This brings the total for Tuesday’s release to seven bulletins, four Critical. Please review the ANS summary page for updated information to help customers prepare for security bulletin testing and deployment.

Thanks,
Dustin

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Today we are providing advance notification for the release of five bulletins, two rated Critical and three rated Important, for February 2014. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Security Software while the Important-rated updates address issues in Windows and the .NET Framework.

As per usual, we’ve scheduled the security bulletin release for the second Tuesday of the month, February 11, 2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m. PST. Revisit this blog then for analysis of the risk and impact, as well as deployment guidance, together with a brief video overview of the month’s updates. Until then, please review the ANS summary page for more information that will help customers prepare for security bulletin testing and deployment.

Don’t forget, you can also follow the MSRC team’s recent activity on Twitter at @MSFTSecResponse

Thank you,
Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing