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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification – May 2010

Post by Chris Silva May 6, 2010

It’s that time again, and Microsoft has just released their advanced notification for next week’s Patch Tuesday. Luckily for those still recovering from the April Patch Tuesday, this month should be a bit easier. Microsoft has announced it will be releasing two patches.

They have been classified as:

* Critical (2 Patches)

All currently supported operating systems are affected this month, along with Office and VBA.

* Microsoft Windows 2000 (1 Patch)
* Windows XP (1 Patch)
* Windows Server 2003 (1 Patch)
* Windows Vista (1 Patch)
* Windows Server 2008 (1 Patch)
* Windows 7 (1 Patch)
* Windows Server 2008 R2 (1 Patch)
* Office XP (1 Patch)
* Office 2003 (1 Patch)
* Office 2007 (1 Patch)
* Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (1 Patch)
* Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK (1 Patch)

It looks like far less Mountain Dew will be consumed next week. And remember, if you are one of the few still running Vista SP0, you won’t be receiving a patch – be sure to upgrade your service pack first. Check back here on Tuesday for analysis of the patches once details are made public.

As usual, eEye Digital Security will be holding a vulnerability expert forum (VEF) on Wednesday May 12 at 11AM PDT. The vulnerability expert forum is a live webcast where the eEye research team will discuss these patches and additional security landscape topics. Be sure to sign up advance.

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