Microsoft has just two security bulletins that will impact updates provided on this month’s Patch Tuesday (09 March 2010). Overall these two patches will remedy 8 vulnerabilities in Windows and Office. This is a drop in the bucket after last month’s 13 bulletins!

We recommend that customers review the Advance Notification webpage and prepare to deploy these bulletins as soon as possible. To provide additional guidance for deployment prioritization, customers should note that both bulletins will address issues that would require a user to open a specially crafted file. There are no network based attack vectors.

As you have likely grown accustomed to – the details on these vulnerabilities will not be released until the patches are live on Windows Update and available for download Tuesday so head over to the March 2010 Advanced Notification to see the details then.

However, you can go ahead and register for the live webcast scheduled for the following day to get the details right from the security team:

Date: Wednesday, March 10
Time: 11:00 a.m. PST (UTC -8)

Like I always say – stay safe out there on the net – you never know what is out there.