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January 2013 Advanced Notification of Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

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

Bulletin breakdown:

  • 2 bulletins are rated as Critical
  • 5 bulletins are rated as Important
  • 2 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
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 2 Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Developer Tools,
Microsoft Server Software
Bulletin 3 Important
Elevation of Privilege
Does not require restart Microsoft Server Software
Bulletin 4 Important
Elevation of Privilege
May require restart Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft .NET Framework
Bulletin 5 Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 6 Important
Security Feature Bypass
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 7 Important
Denial of Service
May require restart Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft .NET Framework

 

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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