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April 2012 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on April 11, 2012.

Bulletin breakdown:

  • 4 bulletins are rated as critical
  • 2 bulletins are rated as important
  • 5 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote Code Execution
  • 1 bulletin addressing a vulnerability that could lead to Elevation of Privilege

These updates will be applied to all Microsoft Operating Systems including Windows Server 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft office (2003, 2007, 2010), Microsoft SQL server (2000, 2005, 2008, 2008 R2) and Forefront Unified access gateway. 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, Internet Explorer

Remote Code Execution

Bulletin 2

Critical

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows

Remote Code Execution

Bulletin 3

Critical

May require restart

Microsoft Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework

Remote Code Execution

Bulletin 4

Critical

May require restart

Microsoft Office, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Server Software, Microsoft Developer Tools

Remote Code Execution

Bulletin 5

Important

May require restart

Microsoft Forefront United Access Gateway

Remote Code Execution

Bulletin 6

Important

May require restart

Microsoft Office

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