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December 2011 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

This ‘Patch Tuesday’ for December 2011, sees the release of 14 bulletins addressing 20 vulnerabilities.

Bulletin Breakdown:

  • 3 bulletins are rated Critical, 11 are Important
  • 10 vulnerabilities can lead to Remote Code Execution
  • 3 vulnerability can lead to Elevation of Privilege
  • 1 vulnerability can lead to Information Disclosure

 
The following table summarises the security bulletins for this month in order of severity.

Bulletin ID Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software
Bulletin 1 Critical Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 2 Critical May require restart Microsoft Windows
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 3 Critical May require restart Microsoft Windows
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 4 Important Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Information Disclosure
Bulletin 5 Important May Require restart Microsoft Office
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 6 Important May require restart Microsoft Office
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 7 Important May require restart Microsoft Windows
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 8 Important May require restart Microsoft Office
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 9 Important Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 10 Important May require restart Microsoft Office
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 11 Important Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Elevation of Privilege
Bulletin 12 Important Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Elevation of Privilege
Bulletin 13 Important Requires restart Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 14 Important May require restart Microsoft Office
Elevation of Privilege

 

We will issue further information on the impact of this month’s updates once they have been released for testing from the 13th of December.

MC.

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