Don't worry, this is not another political ad.  It is that time of the month for Microsoft's Patch Tuesday Advance Notification!

Microsoft is planning to release six bulletins next Tuesday, November 13th.  These six new security bulletins will address 13 vulnerabilities.  With the November 2012 Patch Tuesday, we will see the first security bulletins released for Microsoft's new operating systems (Windows 8, Windows Server 2012).

Security Bulletin Breakdown:

•4 bulletins are rated as Critical

•1 bulletin is rated as Important

•1 bulletin is rated as Moderate

•5 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote Code Execution

•1 bulletin addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Information Disclosure

Affected Products:

•All supported Microsoft operating systems including Windows 8 and Server 2012

•Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (not the bi-monthly cumulative update for Internet Explorer)

•Microsoft .NET Framework (Exact versions to be known on Patch Tuesday)

•Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007, 2010

•Microsoft Office for Mac 2008, 2011

•Microsoft Excel Viewer

•Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack

I will be going over the November Patch Tuesday patches in detail in addition to any other non-Microsoft releases since the last Patch Tuesday in our monthly Patch Tuesday webcast.   This webcast is scheduled for next Wednesday, November 14th at 11:00 a.m. CT.  You can register for this webcast here.

- Jason Miller