The second Tuesday is just around the corner, so this means we have another fun-filled Patch Tuesday on the horizon.  Microsoft has released their Advanced Notification for the June 2012 edition of Patch Tuesday.  Microsoft is planning to release seven bulletins addressing 28 vulnerabilities.  This month marks the operating system and bi-monthly Internet Explorer patching cycle, so all of your machines will be affected.  Earlier this week, Microsoft released a Security Advisory with an update to their certificates for Terminal Services.  By now, you have probably heard and read all the details around the latest virus threat affecting a specific country.  If you have not reviewed the information provided by Microsoft in their Security Advisory, you should plan on taking some action during this Patch Tuesday cycle.  The odds of the Flame virus affecting your network are very, very unlikely.  But with any live virus, attackers will reverse engineer the virus to find the source code that exploits Microsoft's digital signatures.  The Security Advisory released will be a defense for future attacks and virus outbreaks on your network.

Security Bulletin Breakdown:

  • 3 bulletins are rated as Critical
  • 4 bulletins are rated as Important
  • 4 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote Code Execution
  • 3 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Elevation of Privilege

Affected Products:

  • All supported versions of Internet Explorer
  • All supported versions of Microsoft Operating Systems
  • All supported versions of Microsoft Office products (2003, 2007, 2010)
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications
  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

 I will be going over the June 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, June 13th at 11:00am CT.  You can register for this webinar here.

 - Jason Miller