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May 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

7 May 2010 by James Crawshaw

This ‘Patch Tuesday’ – for May 2010 – sees the release of 2 Critical bulletins addressing 2 vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Exchange.

In addition to the bulletins Microsoft also announced that in the wake of the recent security advisory regarding sharepoint (983438), they will not be releasing an update in the May bulletin. MS Teams are still working on an update for this issue and recommend reviewing the advisory for advice.

The ‘Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for May 2010’ page here should be referenced for detailed information on how these updates affect your servers or solutions when released on 11th May (as usual, as a UKFast customer, you benefit from these updates being applied automatically unless you have opted out of this service.)

To re-iterate the end of support for MS products, Microsoft also remind customers that the following products will end mainstream support shortly:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 will no longer be supported after July 13, 2010. Many customers are still on this version, so we encourage upgrading to Service Pack 3 or to Windows 7 as soon as possible.
  • Extended support for Windows 2000 will also be retired as of July 13, 2010. After that time, we will no longer provide security or any other updates for Windows 2000.
  • Windows Vista RTM will no longer be supported after the April 13, 2010 bulletin release. Service Pack 1 will still be supported until July 12, 2011 but we recommend customers update to Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 at this time.