Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification

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In response to consumer feedback, Microsoft is expanding information provided about upcoming monthly security updates. Starting in April 2005, the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification will include the additional following information:
•Information about the release of an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.
•Information about the detection tool applicable to the upcoming security updates.
•Information about the release of NON-SECURITY, High Priority updates on Windows Update and Software Update Services. Note that this information will pertain ONLY to updates on Windows Update and only about updates being released on the same day as security updates. Information will NOT be provided about Non-security updates released on other days.
On April 12, 2005, the Microsoft Security Response Center is planning to release:
•5 Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The greatest aggregate, maximum severity rating for these security updates is Critical. Some of these updates will require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA).
•1 Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Office. The greatest aggregate, maximum severity rating for these security updates is Critical. These updates will not require a restart. These updates will be detectable using MBSA.
•1 Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting MSN Messenger. The greatest aggregate, maximum severity rating for these security updates is Critical. These updates may require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Enterprise Scanning Tool (EST).
•1 Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Exchange. The greatest aggregate, maximum severity rating for these security updates is Critical. These updates will not require a restart. These updates will be detectable using MBSA.
In addition, Microsoft will release:
•An updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update and the Download Center. Note that this tool will NOT be distributed using Software Update Services (SUS).
•2 NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates for Windows on the Windows Update site. These will be distributed to Software Update Services and are not required to install the security updates.
At this time no additional information on these bulletins such as details regarding severity or details regarding the vulnerability will be made available until 12 April 2005.
Source: microsoft