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    Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2011
                              9 December 2011

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Microsoft Windows
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows
                   Mac OS X
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Increased Privileges            -- Unknown/Unspecified   
                   Access Confidential Data        -- Unknown/Unspecified   
Resolution:        None

Original Bulletin: 
   http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/ms11-dec

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2011
Issued: December 8, 2011
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This is an advance notification of security bulletins that
Microsoft is intending to release on December 13, 2011.

The full version of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance
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Microsoft Security Bulletin numbers (in the MSyy-xxx format) as the
bulletin identifier. The security bulletins for this month are as
follows, in order of severity:


Critical Security Bulletins
============================

Bulletin 1

  - Affected Software:
    - Windows XP Service Pack 3
    - Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
    - Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    - Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
      (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
      (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
    - Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and
      Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
    - Windows 7 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
      (Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core installation affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems and
      Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems 
      Service Pack 1
  - Impact: Remote Code Execution
  - Version Number: 1.0

Bulletin 2

  - Affected Software:
    - Windows XP Service Pack 3
    - Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
    - Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    - Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
      (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation not affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
      (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation not affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
    - Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and
      Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
    - Windows 7 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
      (Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core installation not affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems and
      Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems 
      Service Pack 1
  - Impact: Remote Code Execution
  - Version Number: 1.0

Bulletin 3

  - Affected Software:
    - Windows XP Service Pack 3
    - Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    - Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and
      Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
    - Windows 7 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
  - Impact: Remote Code Execution
  - Version Number: 1.0


Important Security Bulletins
============================

Bulletin 4

  - Affected Software:
    - Windows XP Service Pack 3
    - Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
    - Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
    - Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    - Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
      (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
      (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
    - Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and
      Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
    - Windows 7 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
      (Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core installation affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems and
      Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems 
      Service Pack 1
  - Impact: Information Disclosure
  - Version Number: 1.0

Bulletin 5

  - Affected Software:
    - Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 and
      Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
    - Microsoft Office 2010 and
      Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1
      (32-bit editions)
    - Microsoft Office 2010 and
      Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1
      (64-bit editions)
    - Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
  - Impact: Remote Code Execution
  - Version Number: 1.0

Bulletin 6

  - Affected Software:
    - Microsoft Publisher 2003 Service Pack 3
    - Microsoft Publisher 2007 Service Pack 2 and
      Microsoft Publisher 2007 Service Pack 3
  - Impact: Remote Code Execution
  - Version Number: 1.0

Bulletin 7

  - Affected Software:
    - Windows XP Service Pack 3
    - Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
  - Impact: Remote Code Execution
  - Version Number: 1.0

Bulletin 8

  - Affected Software:
    - Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Service Pack 2
    - Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
      (32-bit editions)
    - Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
      (64-bit editions)
    - Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
    - Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2
    - Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for 
      Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2
  - Impact: Remote Code Execution
  - Version Number: 1.0

Bulletin 9

  - Affected Software:
    - Windows XP Service Pack 3
    - Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
    - Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    - Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
      (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
      (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation affected)
    - Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and
      Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
    - Windows 7 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
      (Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core installation affected)
  - Impact: Remote Code Execution
  - Version Number: 1.0

Bulletin 10

  - Affected Software:
    - Microsoft Excel 2003 Service Pack 3
    - Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
  - Impact: Remote Code Execution
  - Version Number: 1.0

Bulletin 11

  - Affected Software:
    - Windows XP Service Pack 3
    - Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
    - Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    - Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
      (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
      (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
    - Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and
      Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
    - Windows 7 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
      (Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core installation affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems and
      Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems 
      Service Pack 1
  - Impact: Elevation of Privilege
  - Version Number: 1.0

Bulletin 12

  - Affected Software:
    - Windows XP Service Pack 3
    - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    - Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    - Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
      (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation affected)
    - Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and
      Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
  - Impact: Elevation of Privilege
  - Version Number: 1.0

Bulletin 13

  - Affected Software:
    - Windows XP Service Pack 3:
      - Internet Explorer 6
      - Internet Explorer 7
      - Internet Explorer 8
    - Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
      - Internet Explorer 6
      - Internet Explorer 7
      - Internet Explorer 8
    - Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:
      - Internet Explorer 6
      - Internet Explorer 7
      - Internet Explorer 8
    - Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
      - Internet Explorer 6
      - Internet Explorer 7
      - Internet Explorer 8
    - Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:
      - Internet Explorer 6
      - Internet Explorer 7
    - Windows Vista Service Pack 2:
      - Internet Explorer 7
      - Internet Explorer 8
      - Internet Explorer 9
    - Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
      - Internet Explorer 7
      - Internet Explorer 8
      - Internet Explorer 9
    - Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2:
      - Internet Explorer 7
        (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation not affected)
      - Internet Explorer 8
        (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation not affected)
      - Internet Explorer 9
        (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation not affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2:
      - Internet Explorer 7
        (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation not affected)
      - Internet Explorer 8
        (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation not affected)
      - Internet Explorer 9
        (Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation not affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2:
      - Internet Explorer 7
    - Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and
      Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1:
      - Internet Explorer 8
      - Internet Explorer 9
    - Windows 7 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:
      - Internet Explorer 8
      - Internet Explorer 9
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems and
      Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:
      - Internet Explorer 8
        (Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core installation 
        not affected)
      - Internet Explorer 9
        (Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core installation 
        not affected)
    - Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems and
      Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems 
      Service Pack 1:
      - Internet Explorer 8
  - Impact: Remote Code Execution
  - Version Number: 1.0

Bulletin 14

  - Affected Software:
    - Microsoft Office 2010 and
      Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1
      (32-bit editions)
    - Microsoft Office 2010 and
      Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1
      (64-bit editions)
  - Impact: Elevation of Privilege
  - Version Number: 1.0


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