Microsoft has released the latest bulletin for the monthly patch Tuesday, it includes 4 critical updates and a couple not so critical, affecting most versions of supported Windows, IE and Outlook, to name a few.
This is an advance notification of six security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on June 12, 2007.
This bulletin advance notification will be replaced with the June bulletin summary on June 12, 2007. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification. Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2007
They have also decided that next Tuesday will be the day they start pusing Windows 2003 service pack 2. You will have to click on the update icon, and accept the agreement to download it, so, it shouldn’t do it automatically, yet. You can block Windows 2003 service pack 2 using this tool provided by Microsoft.
Microsoft announced availability of Windows Server 2003 SP2 in mid-March, and made the update available for download at that time. A number of security experts and Most Valuable Professionals criticized Microsoft?s decision to release SP2 on March 13, which was a Patch Tuesday. Admins usually have their hands full implementing the usual bunch of security fixes; they don?t need to be thinking about a whole new service pack at the same time, Microsoft?s critics said. The proximity of the SP2 release date and the earlier-than-usual start of Daylight Saving Time also angered some admins. Source: Microsoft to push Windows Server 2003 SP2 via Automatic Updates on Patch Tuesday
The patches and fixes in SP2 are cumulative and will work on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1 machines. It also will update Windows Storage Server R2; Windows Unified Data Storage Server; Windows Compute Cluster Server; Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2; and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition systems.