Upcoming: Patch Tuesday for December 2011
On the second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft issues security patches and updates for its Windows operating systems and other Microsoft software, including Office and Internet Explorer. These patches and updates often correct critical security flaws.
If you are using a computer that is running a Windows operating system, ITS recommends that you configure your computer to automatically download these security updates. For documentation on how to automatically download these security updates on a computer running Windows XP, Vista, or 7, please see the Maintaining Windows Security web page.
For information on the security updates that will be released on Tuesday, December 13, please see the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2011 website.