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July 2012 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release in July 2012.

Bulletin breakdown:

  • 3 bulletins are rated as Critical
  • 6 bulletins are rated as Important
  • 5 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote Code Execution
  • 3 bulletin addressing a vulnerability that could lead to Elevation of Privilege

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
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 2 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Requires restart Microsoft Windows,
Internet Explorer
Bulletin 3 Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 4 Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Developer Tools
Bulletin 5 Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 6 Important
Remote Code Execution
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 7 Important
Information Disclosure
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 8 Important
Elevation of Privilege
May require restart Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Server Software
Bulletin 9 Important
Elevation of Privilege
Does not require restart Microsoft Office

We will issue further information on the impact of this month’s updates once they have been released for testing later in the month.

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