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January 2012 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

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Microsoft is starting off 2012 with 7 bulletins addressing 8 vulnerabilities.

Bulletin breakdown:

  • 1 bulletin is rated as critical
  • 6 bulletins are rated as important
  • 1 vulnerability could lead to a security feature bypass
  • 2 vulnerabilities could lead to information disclosure
  • 1 vulnerability could lead to elevation of privileges

These updates will be applied to all Microsoft Operating Systems, Microsoft Developer tools and software.
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

Important

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows

Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 3

Important

May require restart

Microsoft Windows

Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 4

Important

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows

Information Disclosure
Bulletin 5

Important

May Require restart

Microsoft Windows

Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 6

Important

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows

Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 7

Important

May require restart

Microsoft Developer Tools and Software

Information Disclosure

We will issue further information on the impact of this month’s updates once they have been released for testing from the 10th of January 2012

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