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March 2012 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on March 13, 2012.

Bulletin breakdown:

  • 1 bulletin is rated as critical
  • 4 bulletins are rated as important
  • 2 vulnerabilities could lead to Remote Code Execution
  • 2 vulnerabilities could lead to Elevation of Privilege

These updates will be applied to all Microsoft Operating Systems, all supported Internet Explorer browsers, Visio Viewer 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Silverlight 4
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
Denial of Service
Bulletin 3 Important Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Elevation of Privilege
Bulletin 4 Important May require restart Microsoft Visual Studio
Elevation of Privilege
Bulletin 5 Important May require restart Microsoft Expression Design
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 6 Moderate May require restart Microsoft Windows
Denial of Service

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