This bulletin advance notification will be replaced with the September bulletin summary on September 9, 2008. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification. Microsoft will make available three security bulletins impacting both the latest service packs for Vista and XP. The updates will patch vulnerabilities in Windows Media Player 11, Windows Media Encoder 9 Series, and Windows itself.
As part of our regularly scheduled bulletin release, we’re currently planning to release: four Microsoft Security Bulletins rated as Critical. These updates may require a restart and will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer, revealed Bill Sisk.
But at the same time, it’s not just Vista SP1 and XP SP3, or the two clients' components that are affected. X86 and x64 variants of Windows Server operating systems will also receive patches including Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. In addition, Microsoft is cooking Critical updates for Office XP SP3, Office 2003 SP2 and SP3, and Office 2007 SP1. And on top of it all, security updates will be provided for SQL Server 2005 and various versions of Visual Studio, including 2008.