July 2012 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has released their Advanced Notification for the upcoming July 2012 edition of Patch Tuesday.  During this round, Microsoft will be releasing nine bulletins addressing 16 vulnerabilities.

I am making the assumption that Microsoft will indeed be patching a vulnerability that has had limited zero-day attacks.  During the June 2012 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a Security Advisory (KB2719615) announcing a vulnerability in MSXML that had limited attacks against.  On Patch Tuesday, pay particular attention to see if this is the case of Microsoft releasing a patch for a Zero-Day vulnerability.

In addition, every computer on your network will face some type of patching this month.  One of the bulletins has quite a few products associated to it.

 Security 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 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Elevation of Privilege
  • 1 bulletin addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Information Disclosure

 

Affected Products:

  • All supported versions of Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
  • All supported versions of Microsoft Office products (2003, 2007, 2010)
  • Microsoft InfoPath 2007, 2010
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, 2010
  • Microsoft Groove Server 2010
  • Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0
  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK

 I will be going over the July Patch Tuesday in detail in addition to any other non-Microsoft releases since the last Patch Tuesday in our Monthly Patch Tuesday webinar.  In addition, I will be spending some time discussing the Flame virus situation.  This webinar is scheduled for next Wednesday, July 11th at 11:00am CT.  You can register for this webinar here.

 – Jason Miller