Next week, Microsoft will begin the roll-out of a new security update to users of its products, as part of the usual set of improvements that it is delivering each and every month.
The new set of enhancements will be pushed out to users on May 8, 2012 and will include a number of seven bulletins, addressing various vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and other products.
Three of these bulletins
are rated Critical, all of which could allow for remote code execution, the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for May 2012 unveiled
The first of these bulletins addresses issues with Microsoft Office, the second is meant to solve problems found in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight, and Microsoft Office, while the third will patch Microsoft Windows, and Microsoft .NET Framework.
All other four bulletins are rated Important. Two of them could allow remote code execution and will be released to resolve vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, while the other two could result in elevation of privilege if security holes in Windows were exploited.
The first five of these bulletins might require restart upon installation, while the other two are certain to need rebooting your machines.
As mentioned above, four of these bulletins will patch issues in Windows, affecting all versions starting with Windows XP Service Pack 3, and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and going up to Windows 7 Systems Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (and R2 Service Pack 1).
All of the necessary info on these issues will be provided on May 8th, as soon as the new batch of security updates will start to arrive on machines running Windows.
announced that a new version of its Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool would be released to user via Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.