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Microsoft Patch Tuesday for May 2012

Patch Tuesday for May 2012 is today May 8th, this month seven bulletins that cover 23 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Windows, Silverlight and the .NET framework.

With the release of the security bulletins for May 2012. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.

For information about how to receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft security bulletins are issued, visit Microsoft Technical Security Notifications.

Bulletin ID Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software
Bulletin 1 Critical May require restart Microsoft Office
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 2 Critical May require restart Microsoft Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight,
Remote Code Execution Microsoft Office
Bulletin 3 Critical May require restart Microsoft Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 4 Important May require restart Microsoft Office
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 5 Important May require restart Microsoft Office
Remote Code Execution
Bulletin 6 Important Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Elevation of Privilege
Bulletin 7 Important Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Elevation of Privilege
Windows Operating System and Components

Windows XP

Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2 Bulletin 3 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Critical None None
Windows XP SP 3 Windows XP SP 3
(Critical)
Windows XP SP 3
(Critical)
N/A N/A
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP 2 Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP 2
(Critical)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP 2
(Critical)
N/A N/A

Windows Server 2003

Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2 Bulletin 3 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Critical None None
Windows Server 2003 SP 2 Windows Server 2003 SP 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2003 SP 2
(Critical)
N/A N/A
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition SP 2 Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition SP 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition SP 2
(Critical)
N/A N/A
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium  computers Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium  computers
(Critical)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium  computers
(Critical)
N/A N/A

Windows Vista

Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2 Bulletin 3 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Critical Important Important
Windows Vista SP 2 Windows Vista SP 2
(Critical)
Windows Vista SP 2
(Critical)
Windows Vista SP 2
(Important)
Windows Vista SP 2
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition SP 2 Windows Vista x64 Edition SP 2
(Critical)
Windows Vista x64 Edition SP 2
(Critical)
Windows Vista x64 Edition SP 2
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition SP 2
(Important)

Windows Server 2008

Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2 Bulletin 3 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Critical Important Important
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Computers SP 2 Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Computers SP 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Computers SP 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Computers SP 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Computers SP 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64  computers SP 2 Windows Server 2008 for x64  computers SP 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for x64  computers SP 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for x64  computers SP 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64  computers SP 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium  computers SP 2 Windows Server 2008 for Itanium  computers SP 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium  computers SP 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium  computers SP 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium  computers SP 2
(Important)

Windows 7

Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2 Bulletin 3 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Critical Important Important
Windows 7 for 32-bit Computers Windows 7 for 32-bit Computers
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Computers
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Computers
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Computers
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Computers SP 1 Windows 7 for 32-bit Computers SP 1
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Computers SP 1
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Computers SP 1
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Computers SP 1
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64  computers Windows 7 for x64  computers
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64  computers
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64  computers
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64  computers
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64  computers SP 1 Windows 7 for x64  computers SP 1
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64  computers SP 1
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64  computers SP 1
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64  computers SP 1
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2

Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2 Bulletin 3 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Critical Important Important
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers SP 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers SP 1
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers SP 1
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers SP 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers SP 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium  computers Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium  computers
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium  computers
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium  computers
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium  computers
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium  computers SP 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium  computers SP 1
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium  computers SP 1
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium  computers SP 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium  computers SP 1
(Important)

Server Core installation option

Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2 Bulletin 3 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Critical Important Important
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Computers SP 2 Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Computers SP 2
(Important)
N/A Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Computers SP 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Computers SP 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64  computers SP 2 Windows Server 2008 for x64  computers SP 2
(Important)
N/A Windows Server 2008 for x64  computers SP 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64  computers SP 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers SP 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers SP 1
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers SP 1
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers SP 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64  computers SP 1
(Important)

Note for Bulletin 2
See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

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