From Rod Trent:
Microsoft will release the update today on Thursday, January 5, 2006, earlier than planned.
Microsoft originally planned to release the update on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 as part of its regular monthly release of security bulletins, once testing for quality and application compatibility was complete.
…The security update will be available at 2:00 pm PT as MS06-001.
…Microsoft will hold a special Web cast on Friday, January 6, 2006, to provide technical details on the MS06-001 and to answer questions.
Official MS bulletin.