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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for October 2012

Here are the details of the October 2012 Monthly patches. These patches will start to push out via Microsoft Windows update on Tuesday October 9th 2012.

Published: Thursday, October 04, 2012 – Version: 1.0

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
May require restart Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Server Software
Bulletin 2 Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office
Bulletin 3 Important
Elevation of Privilege
May require restart Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Server Software,
Microsoft Lync
Bulletin 4 Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office,
Microsoft Server Software
Bulletin 5 Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 6 Important
Denial of Service
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 7 Important
Elevation of Privilege
May require restart Microsoft SQL Server

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

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Microsoft Office Suites and Software

Microsoft Office Suites and Components
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical None None
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Word 2003 Service Pack 3
(Important)
Not applicable Not applicable
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Not applicable Not applicable
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3
(Critical)
Not applicable Not applicable
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions) Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(Critical)
Not applicable Not applicable
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions) Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(Critical)
Not applicable Not applicable
Other Microsoft Office Software
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 2 Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating Important Important Important
Microsoft Word Viewer Microsoft Word Viewer
(Important)
Not applicable Not applicable
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2 Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2
(Important)
Not applicable Not applicable
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
(Important)
Not applicable Not applicable
Microsoft InfoPath 2007 Service Pack 2 Not applicable Not applicable Microsoft InfoPath 2007 Service Pack 2
(Important)
Microsoft InfoPath 2007 Service Pack 3 Not applicable Not applicable Microsoft InfoPath 2007 Service Pack 3
(Important)
Microsoft InfoPath 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions) Not applicable Not applicable Microsoft InfoPath 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(Important)
Microsoft InfoPath 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions) Not applicable Not applicable Microsoft InfoPath 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(Important)
Microsoft Works 9 Not applicable Microsoft Works 9
(Important)
Not applicable

Note for Bulletin 1

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

Note for Bulletin 3

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

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Microsoft Server Software

Microsoft SharePoint Server
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 3 Bulletin 4
Aggregate Severity Rating Important Important None
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions) Not applicable Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (32-bit editions) Not applicable Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (32-bit editions)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions) Not applicable Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (64-bit editions) Not applicable Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (64-bit editions)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1
(Important)
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft FAST Search Server
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 3 Bulletin 4
Aggregate Severity Rating None None Important
Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Not applicable Not applicable Advanced Filter Pack
(Important)
Microsoft Groove Server
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 3 Bulletin 4
Aggregate Severity Rating None Important None
Microsoft Groove Server 2010 Service Pack 1 Not applicable Microsoft Groove Server 2010 Service Pack 1
(Important)
Not applicable
Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 3 Bulletin 4
Aggregate Severity Rating None Important None
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (32-bit version) Not applicable Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (32-bit version)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (64-bit version) Not applicable Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (64-bit version)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1 Not applicable Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft Office Web Apps
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 1 Bulletin 3 Bulletin 4
Aggregate Severity Rating Important Important None
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 1 Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 1
(Important)
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 1
(Important)
Not applicable

Note for Bulletin 1

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

Note for Bulletin 3

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

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Microsoft Communications Platforms and Software

Microsoft Communicator
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating Important
Microsoft Communicator 2007 R2 Microsoft Communicator 2007 R2
(Important)
Microsoft Lync
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 3
Aggregate Severity Rating Important
Microsoft Lync 2010 (32-bit) Microsoft Lync 2010 (32-bit)
(Important)
Microsoft Lync 2010 (64-bit) Microsoft Lync 2010 (64-bit)
(Important)
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
(Important)

Note for Bulletin 3

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

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Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server 2000
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Important
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2
(Important)
SQL Server 2005
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Important
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services Service Pack 4 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services Service Pack 4
(Important)
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 4 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 4
(Important)
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 4 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 4
(Important)
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 4 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 4
(Important)
SQL Server 2008
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Important
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 3 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 3
(Important)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 3 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 3
(Important)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3
(Important)
SQL Server 2008 R2
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Important
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
SQL Server 2012
Bulletin Identifier Bulletin 7
Aggregate Severity Rating Important
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for 32-bit Systems Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for 32-bit Systems
(Important)
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for x64-based Systems Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for x64-based Systems
(Important)

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