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Microsoft out of band (emergency) patch set for January 14th

Microsoft will be releasing an “out of band” security patch on 1/14/2013. An out of band security patch is an emergency patch that Microsoft was not originally planning to release for the current month.

Bulletin Information

Executive Summaries

This advance notification provides a number as the bulletin identifier, because the official Microsoft Security Bulletin numbers are not issued until release. The bulletin summary that replaces this advance notification will have the proper Microsoft Security Bulletin numbers (in the MSyy-xxx format) as the bulletin identifier.The following table summarizes the security bulletins for this month in order of severity.For details on affected software, see the next section, Affected Software.

Bulletin ID Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software
Bulletin 1 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Requires restart Microsoft Windows,
Internet Explorer

Affected Software

This advance notification provides a number as the bulletin identifier, because the official Microsoft Security Bulletin numbers are not issued until release. The bulletin summary that replaces this advance notification will have the proper Microsoft Security Bulletin numbers (in the MSyy-xxx format) as the bulletin identifier.

The following tables list the bulletins in order of major software category and severity.

How do I use these tables?

Use these tables to learn about the security updates that you may need to install. You should review each software program or component listed to see whether any security updates pertain to your installation. If a software program or component is listed, then the severity rating of the security update is also listed.

Note You may have to install several security updates for a single vulnerability. Review the whole column for each bulletin identifier that is listed to verify the updates that you have to install, based on the programs or components that you have installed on your system.

Windows Operating System and Components
Windows XP
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Internet Explorer 6
(Critical)Internet Explorer 7
(Critical)Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 6
(Critical)Internet Explorer 7
(Critical)Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Windows Server 2003
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1
Aggregate Severity Rating Moderate
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 6
(Moderate)Internet Explorer 7
(Moderate)Internet Explorer 8
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 6
(Moderate)Internet Explorer 7
(Moderate)Internet Explorer 8
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems Internet Explorer 6
(Moderate)Internet Explorer 7
(Moderate)
Windows Vista
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 7
(Critical)Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 7
(Critical)Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1
Aggregate Severity Rating Moderate
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 7
(Moderate)Internet Explorer 8
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 7
(Moderate)Internet Explorer 8
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 7
(Moderate)
Windows 7
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1
Aggregate Severity Rating Moderate
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Internet Explorer 8
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 8
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Internet Explorer 8
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 8
(Moderate)

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