February security updates from Microsoft

Patch Tuesday looms and Microsoft has provided its customary Security bulletin Advance Notification
Here’s a summary of the coming security updates, scheduled for release on Tuesday 13 February.

  • 5 updates affecting Microsoft Windows [maximum severity rating ‘Critical’].
  • 2 updates affecting Microsoft Office [maximum severity rating ‘Critical’].
  • 1 update affecting Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Visual Studio [maximum severity rating ‘Important’].
  • 1 update affecting Microsoft Windows and Office [maximum severity rating ‘Important’].
  • 1 update affecting Microsoft Step-by-Step Interactive Training [maximum severity rating ‘Important’].
  • 1 update affecting Microsoft Data Access Components [maximum severity rating ‘Critical’]
  • 1 update affecting Microsoft Windows Live OneCare, Microsoft Antigen, Microsoft Windows Defender, Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server and Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint [maximum severity rating ‘Critical’]

    As you can see, there are a lot of ‘Critical’ vulnerabilities; and we know from experience how quickly malware writers exploit any opportunities. So schedule next Tuesday’s updates now.

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