Microsoft has released their Advanced Notification for the May 2012 edition of Patch Tuesday.  Microsoft is planning to release seven bulletins addressing 23 vulnerabilities.  In addition, they will be releasing a Security Advisory to update ActiveX killbits.  Last year, Microsoft moved the ActiveX killbit updates from a Security Bulletin to a Security Advisory.  So, you should be aware that there will be eight bulletins that need your attention next Tuesday.

Security Bulletin Breakdown:

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

Affected Products:

  • All supported Microsoft Operating Systems
  • All supported Microsoft Office products (2003, 2007, 2010)
  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
  • Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010
  • Microsoft Excel Viewer
  • Microsoft Silverlight 4, 5

I will be going over the May Patch Tuesday in detail in addition to any other non-Microsoft releases since the last Patch Tuesday in our Monthly Patch Tuesday webinar.  This webinar is scheduled for next Wednesday, May 9th at 11:00am CST.  You can register for this webinar here.

 - Jason Miller