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This month 6 is the lucky number again.  We have 6 updates this month.  Please see details of these below.

Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Max Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software
MS09-069 Vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem Service Could Allow Denial of Service Important Denial of Service Requires Restart Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003
MS09-070 Vulnerabilities in Active Directory Federation Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution Important Remote Code Execution Requires Restart Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008
MS09-071 Vulnerabilities in Internet Authentication Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution Critical Remote Code Execution Requires Restart Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008
MS09-072 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer Critical Remote Code Execution Requires Restart Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2
MS09-073 Vulnerability in WordPad and Office Text Converters Could Allow Remote Code Execution Important Remote Code Execution Requires Restart Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Office XP, Office 2003, Works 8.5, and Office Converter Pack
MS09-074 Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Project Could Allow Remote Code Execution Critical Remote Code Execution May Require Restart Microsoft Project 2000, Project 2002, and Project 2003

Summaries of these bulletins can be found here.

A video and a podcast are available on http://edge.TechNet.com  that goes through these updates.

December 2009 Security Bulletin Overview    In this 8 minute video, Trustworthy Computing provides an overview of the 6 bulletins addressing 12 vulnerabilities.

Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy – Dec 09 Podcast Pierre Rowan and Rick Claus describe 6 bulletins in a friendly, informative podcast for customers.

Enjoy!

Jeffa