I've fallen out of the routine of announcing the patches each month, I felt that if it wasn't a notable release, well, then there is no reason to duplicate what a zillion other folk are happily duplicating, instead I assume you've signed up to the bulletin announcement mailing list and are getting these announcements straight from the horses mouth (Microsoft). To sign up for an email announcement, click here

So, without much further ado, here comes August, a notable month indeed :-)

Looky here, 14 patches have been announced, but for some of us it is going to be 15 if we haven't already deployed the out of band release that was released at the tail end of July ...

This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on August 10, 2010.

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Bulletin ID Max Sev Rating Vuln Impact Restart Req Affected Software
Bulletin 1 Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Bulletin 2 Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Bulletin 3 Critical Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
Bulletin 4 Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Internet Explorer on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Bulletin 5 Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Bulletin 6 Critical Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
Bulletin 7 Critical Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Office Word 2002, Word 2003, Word 2007, Office 2004 for Mac, Office 2008 for Mac, Open XML File Format Converter for Mac, Office Word Viewer, Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats, Works 9.
Bulletin 8 Critical Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Silverlight 2, and Microsoft Silverlight 3.
Bulletin 9 Important Elevation of Privilege Requires restart Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Bulletin 10 Important Elevation of Privilege Requires restart Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Bulletin 11 Important Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Bulletin 12 Important Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Office Excel 2002, Excel 2003, Office 2004 for Mac, Office 2008 for Mac, and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac.
Bulletin 13 Important Elevation of Privilege Requires restart Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Bulletin 14 Important Elevation of Privilege May require restart Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.

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