Microsoft Announces 7 Security Bulletins for May 2012 Patch Tuesday

Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) on May 3 posted the details about the May 2012 security updates. On Tuesday, May 8 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 7 bulletins.Three of these bulletins are rated Critical, all of which could allow for remote code execution. All other four bulletins are rated Important. Two […]

Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) on May 3 posted the details about the May 2012 security updates. On Tuesday, May 8 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 7 bulletins.

Three of these bulletins are rated Critical, all of which could allow for remote code execution.

All other four bulletins are rated Important.

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft to post 7 Bulletins for May 2012 security updateTwo 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 may require restart upon installation, while the other two are certain to need rebooting your machines.

Bulletin ID

Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact

Restart Requirement

Affected Software

Bulletin 1

Critical
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Office

Bulletin 2

Critical
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight,
Microsoft Office

Bulletin 3

Critical
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework

Bulletin 4

Important
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Office

Bulletin 5

Important
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Office

Bulletin 6

Important
Elevation of Privilege

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows

Bulletin 7

Important
Elevation of Privilege

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows