Get advance notice for February security updates: 12 bulletins, 3 critical

Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted
details about the February security updates. On
Tuesday, February 8, Microsoft will release 12 bulletins.  Three of the
bulletins are rated Critical and nine of them are rated Important.

They will address issues in:

  • Microsoft Windows

  • Internet Explorer

  • Microsoft Office

  • Visual Studio

  • IIS

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance
Notification Service
 offers details about security
updates approximately three business days before they are released. We do this
to allow customers (especially IT professionals) to plan for effective
deployment of security updates.

Advanced Notification includes information about:

  • The number of new security updates being released
  • The software affected
  • Severity levels of vulnerabilities
  • Information about any detection tools relevant to the

For more information about the security updates that will be
released on February 8, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance
Notification for February 2011

For official risk and impact analysis, as well as deployment
guidance, visit the MSRC blog.




About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »