On Thursday (Feb 6) Microsoft announced the forthcoming content for Patch Tuesday – Feb 10, 2014.


Number of Releases: 7

Critical Security Updates: 4 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1, Windows Server 2012/2012R2, Windows RT/RT8.1, Internet Explorer (all versions), and Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server.

Important Security Updates: 3 addressing vulnerabilities in Windows XP/Vista/78/8.1, Windows Server 2003/2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2, Iand Internet Explorer (all versions).

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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 Feb 12, 2014, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada).

Register now for the February 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.