Today we released February bulletin information through our Advance Notification Service (ANS). This month, we will be releasing 13 bulletins – five rated Critical, seven rated Important, and one rated Moderate – addressing 26 vulnerabilities. Eleven of the bulletins affect Windows and the remaining two affect Office. More information about the upcoming security updates can be found on the Advance Notification Service (ANS) webpage.
As we started to do in December, we want to give customers a peek at what our deployment guidance will be next Tuesday. This month, we will be giving four of the bulletins a deployment priority rating of 1. In the ANS, those are bulletins 1, 2, 3, and 6. We recommend that customers test and deploy all security updates as soon as possible but you should prioritize these first.
To further help customers prioritize, I have pulled the Windows information from the ANS into a summary table so depending on the version you are running, you can see how many bulletins you need to prepare for:
Read more about this patch tuesday here.