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Microsoft Patch Tuesday for November 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for November 2012

Published:

Version: 1.0

This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on November 13, 2012.

This bulletin advance notification will be replaced with the November bulletin summary on November 13, 2012. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.

To receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft Security Bulletins are issued, subscribe to Microsoft Technical Security Notifications.

Microsoft will host a webcast to address customer questions on the security bulletins on November 14, 2012, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the November Security Bulletin Webcast. After this date, this webcast is available on-demand.

Microsoft also provides information to help customers prioritize monthly security updates with any non-security, high-priority updates that are being released on the same day as the monthly security updates. Please see the section, Other Information.

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
Restart required Microsoft Windows,
Internet Explorer
Bulletin 2 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Restart required Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 4 Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft .NET Framework
Bulletin 5 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Restart required Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 6 Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office
Bulletin 3 Moderate
Information Disclosure
May require restart Microsoft Windows

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 3
Aggregate Severity Rating None Critical Critical Critical None
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Not applicable Windows XP Service Pack 3
(Critical)
Windows XP Service Pack 3
(Critical)
Windows XP Service Pack 3
(Critical)
Not applicable
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
(Critical)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Not applicable
Windows Server 2003
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating None Critical Critical Critical None
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Not applicable Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Not applicable
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Not applicable Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Not applicable
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems Not applicable Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Critical)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Critical)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Critical)
Not applicable
Windows Vista
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Critical Critical Critical Moderate
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 9
(Critical)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 9
(Critical)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating Moderate Critical Critical Critical Moderate
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 9
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 9
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2 Not applicable Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Not applicable
Windows 7
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Critical Critical Critical Moderate
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Internet Explorer 9
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Moderate)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 9
(Critical)
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
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(Moderate)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Internet Explorer 9
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Moderate)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 9
(Critical)
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
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating Moderate Critical Critical Critical Moderate
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Internet Explorer 9
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
(Critical)
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 Service Pack 1 Internet Explorer 9
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Critical)
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 Itanium-based Systems Not applicable Not applicable Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Critical)
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 Service Pack 1 Not applicable Not applicable Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Critical)
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 8
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating None Critical Critical Critical None
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems Not applicable Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(Critical)
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(Critical)
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(Critical)
Not applicable
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems Not applicable Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
(Critical)
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
(Critical)
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
(Critical)
Not applicable
Windows Server 2012
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating None Critical Critical Critical None
Windows Server 2012 Not applicable Windows Server 2012
(Critical)
Windows Server 2012
(Critical)
Windows Server 2012
(Critical)
Not applicable
Windows RT
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating None None Important Critical None
Windows RT Not applicable Not applicable Windows RT
(Important)
Windows RT
(Critical)
Not applicable
Server Core installation option
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 4 Bulletin 5 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating None None Critical Critical Moderate
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)
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation) Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation) Not applicable Not applicable Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
(Critical)
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 Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation) Not applicable Not applicable 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)
(Critical)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation) Not applicable Not applicable Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(Critical)
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(Critical)
Not applicable

 

Microsoft Office Suites and Software

 

Microsoft Office Suites and Components
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 6
Aggregate Severity Rating Important
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Excel 2003 Service Pack 3
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Excel 2007 Service Pack 2
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Excel 2007 Service Pack 3
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions) Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions) Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(Important)
Microsoft Office for Mac
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 6
Aggregate Severity Rating Important
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
(Important)
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
(Important)
Other Microsoft Office Software
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 6
Aggregate Severity Rating Important
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer Microsoft Excel Viewer
(Important)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2 Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2
(Important)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
(Important)

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