Microsoft’s commitment to protecting customers from vulnerabilities in our products, services, and devices includes providing security updates that address these vulnerabilities when they are discovered. We understand that researchers have wanted better clarity around the security features, boundaries and mitigations which exist in Windows and the servicing commitments which come with them. We have drafted a document which better describes the criteria Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) uses when determining whether a reported vulnerability will be addressed through servicing, or in the next version of a product. We are sharing the draft copy with the research community and would like feedback before we make the final copy available online. We are primarily interested in feedback around our servicing policies and whether our criteria makes sense to you, the researcher.

Read draft: Microsoft Security Servicing Commitments.pdf


Source: Draft of Microsoft Security Servicing Commitments for Windows Defense