Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Jan 9 2007

The next patch Tuesday will include at least 8 patches, 4 security patches, with one being critical, the usual Malicious Software Removal Tool update and three non-critical patches. From the bulletin,

Security Updates

One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Critical. This update will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. This update will require a restart.

Three Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Office. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates may require a restart.

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.

Note that this tool will NOT be distributed using Software Update Services (SUS).

Non-security High Priority updates on MU, WU, WSUS and SUS

Microsoft will release no NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU) and Software Update Services (SUS).

Microsoft will release two NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance notification via Microsoft Security Response Center Blog!

There will be a web cast, go here to register online.

On January 9, Microsoft releases its monthly security bulletins. Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the January security bulletins. The intent of this web cast is to address your concerns. Therefore, most of the web cast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from our security experts.

Presenter: Christopher Budd, CISA, CISM, CISSP, ISSMP Security Program Manager, PSS Security, Microsoft Corporation and Mike Reavey, Lead Security Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation.