Microsoft due to release 11 security updates on October 10, 2006

On Tuesday, October 10, 2006 Microsoft will release 11 security updates. Six patches affect Windows, 4 affect Office, and 1 affecting the .Net Framework. A brief summary of these patches is listed below.

6 Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. Some of these updates will require a restart.

4 Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Office. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. These updates may require a restart.

1 Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft .NET Framework. The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Moderate. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Enterprise Scan Tool. These updates may require a restart.
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

In addition, Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center. This tool will NOT be distributed using Software Update Services (SUS).


Non-security High Priority updates on MU, WU, WSUS and SUS

Microsoft will release No NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU) and Software Update Services (SUS).

Microsoft will release two NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Although we do not anticipate any changes, the number of bulletins, products affected, restart information and severities are subject to change until released.

To help answer questions on these patches, Microsoft will be hosting a web cast on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, the day after the patch release. To sign-up for this web cast click here. For more information on these patches, goto to the Microsoft TechNet site.


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