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Microsoft Patch Tuesday for January 2013

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for January 2012

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
Bulletin 2 Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Developer Tools,
Microsoft Server Software
Bulletin 3 Important
Elevation of Privilege
Does not require restart Microsoft Server Software
Bulletin 4 Important
Elevation of Privilege
May require restart Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft .NET Framework
Bulletin 5 Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 6 Important
Security Feature Bypass
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 7 Important
Denial of Service
May require restart Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft .NET Framework

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 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating None Critical Important None None Important
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Not applicable Windows XP Service Pack 3
(Critical)
Windows XP Service Pack 3
(Important)
Not applicable Not applicable Windows XP Service Pack 3
(Important)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Not applicable Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Not applicable Not applicable Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2003
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating None Moderate Important None None Important
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Not applicable Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Important)
Not applicable Not applicable Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Not applicable Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Not applicable Not applicable Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems Not applicable Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Not applicable Not applicable Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Vista
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating None Critical Important Important Important Important
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Not applicable Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Not applicable Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating None Moderate Important Important Important Important
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2 Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows 7
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Critical Important Important Important Important
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Moderate Important Important Important Important
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows 8
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating None Critical Important Important Important Important
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems Not applicable Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(Critical)
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems Not applicable Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
(Critical)
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2012
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating None Moderate Important Important Important Important
Windows Server 2012 Not applicable Windows Server 2012
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2012
(Important)
Windows Server 2012
(Important)
Windows Server 2012
(Important)
Windows Server 2012
(Important)
Windows RT
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating None Critical Important Important Important None
Windows RT Not applicable Windows RT
(Critical)
Windows RT
(Important)
Windows RT
(Important)
Windows RT
(Important)
Not applicable
Server Core installation option
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 6 Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Moderate Important Important Important Important
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation) Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Not applicable
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation) Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(Moderate)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Not applicable
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation) Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation) Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation) Not applicable Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(Important)
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(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.

Microsoft Office Suites and Software
Microsoft Office Suites and Components
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
(Critical)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
(Critical)
Other Microsoft Office Software
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical
Microsoft Word Viewer Microsoft Word Viewer
(Critical)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2 Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
(Critical)

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.

Microsoft Developer Tools and Software
Microsoft Expression Web
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical
Microsoft Expression Web Service Pack 1 Microsoft Expression Web Service Pack 1
(Critical)
Microsoft Expression Web 2 Microsoft Expression Web 2
(Critical)

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.

 

Microsoft Server Software
Microsoft SharePoint Server
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical None
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions) Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
(Critical)
Not applicable
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions) Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
(Critical)
Not applicable
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (32-bit editions) Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (32-bit editions)
(Critical)
Not applicable
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (64-bit editions) Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (64-bit editions)
(Critical)
Not applicable
Microsoft Groove Server
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical None
Microsoft Groove Server 2007 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Groove Server 2007 Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Not applicable
Microsoft Groove Server 2007 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Groove Server 2007 Service Pack 3
(Critical)
Not applicable
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 2 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating None Important
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 Not applicable Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1
(Important)
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Not applicable Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2
(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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