The Windows Server Notebook

Jun 7 2012   6:52PM GMT

Microsoft’s June 2012 advance security notification lists seven bulletins

Jeremy Stanley Jeremy Stanley Profile: Jeremy Stanley

Microsoft is ringing in the summer season with seven bulletins in its latest Patch Tuesday announcement. IT pros should be on the lookout for three critical bulletins, patching Internet Explorer, .NET framework and Microsoft operating systems, to be released next week.

The bulletins will address 25 vulnerabilities, according to a post on a Microsoft security blog. Three of the bulletins will respond to issues with elevation of privilege, while the other four will deal with remote code execution.

The patches come at a time of heightened attention to security, given the Flame malware that exploited Windows Update systems in the Middle East. However, experts say that Flame shouldn’t pose too big of a threat to enterprises.

Though the June notification includes about as many fixes as previous months in 2012, it does appear to be heavy on server updates (with three critical bulletins applied to Windows Server 2003 and 2008) as compared to last month. Check back for a full report and analysis next week.

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