On Thursday (Dec 5) Microsoft announced the forthcoming content for Patch Tuesday – Dec 10, 2013.


Number of Releases: 11

Critical Security Updates: 5 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office 2003/2007/2010, and Exchange Server 2007/2010/2013

Important Security Updates: 6 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows, Office 2007/2010/2013, Sharepoint Server 2010/2013, Lync 2010/2013, and Team Foundation Server 2013,


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Microsoft also hosts a webcast where they discuss the releases, typically the Wednesday after Patch Tuesday:

Microsoft will host a webcast to address customer questions on the security bulletins on Dec 11, 2013, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada).

Register now for the December Security Bulletin Webcast.

You can also follow the MSRC team at @MSFTSecResponse.


Updates are typically released by Microsoft at 10am PDT (5pm UTC).

Configuring WSUS servers to synchronize relative to that time can be helpful in expediting availability of these security updates.