After a busy February with 13 security bulletins, Microsoft is easing off the patching throttle a bit this month.  Microsoft announced their Patch Tuesday advanced notification today for March's version of Patch Tuesday.

Microsoft is planning on releasing two new security bulletins.  These bulletins will address 8 software vulnerabilities.  One bulletin affects the Windows operating system, while the other bulletin affects Office.

Affected Products:

  • Windows XP x86 and x64
  • Windows Vista x86 and x64
  • Office XP (Excel)
  • Office 2003 (Excel)
  • Office 2007 (Excel)
  • Office Excel Viewer
  • Office Compatibility Pack 2007
  • SharePoint Server 2007 x86 and x64

Your servers should be spared from this month’s patching cycle unless you have SharePoint Server 2007 installed.  As expected, Microsoft is not planning on releasing a bulletin for their recently released security advisory (KB981169).

As always, keep your an eye out for any other vendors who join this edition of patch Tuesday.

- Jason Miller