***Update as of Monday, February 10, 2014***
Since our post last Thursday, Microsoft has released additional details about tomorrow’s bulletins.
Those updates include:
- Added a "Critical" Internet Explorer bulletin requiring a restart.
- Added a "Critical" Windows bulletin affecting Windows XP and higher
With these additions, we are finally getting back to normal with the traditional Microsoft monthly security releases that we saw back in 2013. Last month, Microsoft published a rather light security release which did not include any IE bulletins. It could be that Microsoft is playing catch up this month. Tune in tomorrow for our full analysis.
***Following is the original post ***
The upcoming Microsoft monthly security update scheduled for February 11th will feature patches for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Server and the .Net Framework. There will be five bulletins of which two are rated "Critical" and three are "Important". The two bulletins rated "Critical" affect Windows and Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server. Based on the nature of these vulnerabilities, these give an attacker remote code execution capabilities.