Microsoft is planning to release 17 updates on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 addressing 40 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, SharePoint and Exchange. Two bulletins are rated Critical, 14 are rated Important, and one is rated Moderate.
The updates will address the last Stuxnet-related issues. This is a local Elevation of Privilege vulnerability. Aside from Stuxnet, Microsoft has not seen evidence of its use in active exploits. Microsoft is also addressing the Internet Explorer vulnerability described in Security Advisory 2458511.
In reviewing the Advance Notice, note that six of the bulletins are not applicable to Windows 7. The bulletins for Microsoft Office Suites and Software apply to all versions from Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 through Office 2010, 64-bit.