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Microsoft Security Patch Release December 2010 Advance Notification

Microsoft have released their Advance Notification for their December Security Bulletin release. This month's release is scheduled to be one of Microsoft's biggest, with 17 separate bulletins scheduled for release addressing 40 vulnerabilities.

Two have been rated Critical, Fourteen Important, and the final bulletin has been rated Moderate. Thirteen of the bulletins, including both Critical bulletins, are for core Windows components, with the remaining bulletins addressing Office, SharePoint, and Exchange vulnerabilities. One of the Critical patches is also a cumulative Internet Explorer patch, in addition to addressing core Windows components.

As with previous bulletin releases, not all supported Microsoft platforms are equally affected by the vulnerabilities being patched. All platforms are affected by the Critical bulletin vulnerabilities, and administrators should expect to apply those patches as a priority.

Two of the bulletins will be addressing very public issues. One will close off the remaining vulnerability being exploited by the Stuxnet worm, while the other addresses an Internet Explorer vulnerability that has been receiving public attention for the last month.

If Microsoft end up releasing the 17 bulletins as planned, it will cap the biggest year of bulletin releases, with 106 bulletins released in 2010.

11 December 2010

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