June, 2005

  • New Security Advisory Posted

    Hi everyone, Stephen Toulouse here. Just wanted to make a note that this morning we have published a security advisory to note the availability of the Windows 2000 Update Rollup. Please review the security advisory and the associated documentation and KB articles provided with the rollup to get more information on this release. Here's the location of the advisory: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/891861.mspx In another note, I know that each of the blog entries have my user...
  • Advance Notification and introduction to release manager Craig

    MSRC’s Release Manager Craig Gehre here. I’ll write first about what you probably care most about today, then on to who I am and why I’m the newest blogger on this site. This morning we posted the advance notification for next Tuesday’s bulletin release: 7 bulletins affecting Windows. The maximum severity rating for these security updates is Critical and some will require a restart. 1 bulletin affecting Windows and Microsoft Services for UNIX. The, maximum severity rating for this...
  • Lennart's a bloggin'!

    Time for yet another one of the Security Program Managers here at the MSRC to introduce himself. Lennart Wistrand is my name and as you may suspect I don’t hail from the US, so we do have some European representation here in the MSRC! Having had been here in the US and in the MSRC for a while I have had the opportunity to work with many of our different products and at the moment, one of my current key responsibilities is Internet Explorer and any security updates we release for it. What does...
  • New Security Advisory Posted

    Hey everyone, Mike Reavey here. I wanted to write a brief entry to let everyone know that we have posted a new security advisory today. The advisory describes information that was posted publicly involving Internet Explorer and can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/902333.mspx We're not aware of any customer impact at this time, and the issue can be avoided with safe browsing practices. We just wanted to make customers aware of the information and specific steps...
  • Update Tuesday.

    Hi everyone, Craig Gehre here, release manager for the MSRC. I wanted to briefly check in and let you know that the release has gone as scheduled and we have the following updates available: MS05-025 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and has a maximum severity rating of “Critical.” MS05-026 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and has a maximum severity rating of “Critical.” MS05-027 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and has a maximum severity rating of “Critical...
  • Aching feet, German beer and security update deployment

    For attendees and staff alike, TechEd is a busy place with long hours, aching backs and sore feet - but worth it! I have spent every second that our stand has been open meeting with our customers - and what a variety there is! We might learn the experiences of a home user with Windows Update one minute, then discuss the issues facing a 200,000 seat world-wide deployment the next. I discuss my favorite beer from Munich and reporting and auditing in German with somebody, then the next person I meet...
  • Inside the Microsoft Security Response Process: The View from the Podium

    I just want to take a moment to thank *everyone* who attended the MSRC talk today at Tech Ed. You guys asked some great questions and provided some awesome feedback. What I heard from you resoundingly, is that we're on the right track, and there are still great things we can do to further assist you. The talk ran about an hour and a half and you were all very gracious to laugh at my jokes and listen as we discussed the Security Bulletin Process, the Software Development Lifecycle, and our Emergency...
  • A little bit about the Release Manager.

    Craig here again. What a day. Release Day. You never know what it is going to bring around here. Craziness usually, but I like it that way. I usually come in early on release day and it is one of the few days in a year where I will get some breakfast from one of the cafeterias here. Today I decided to bust out with some biscuits and gravy, and a few pieces of bacon. Then my staple, a venti almond mocha with a wee bit of whip cream (takes the heat off those first few sips). My family always...
  • Booth duty...

    I spent all day yesterday manning the MSRC Cabana and Security Guidance Booth. Between Stephen’s voice looping on the MSRC video running in the Cabana, and Simon’s funky accent saying “What can I tell you about the MSRC?” to every passer-by, I was so happy last night to be in the silence of my hotel room. However, some of the great interaction with the customers coming by the booth makes it all worth it. My job often takes place behind a computer screen... it's good to meet our customers face to...
  • Inside The Microsoft Security Response Center Webcast!

    Hi everyone, Stephen Toulouse here. Just wanted to remind everyone to come join myself and MSRC Operations Manager Mike Reavey for our webcast tomorrow morning at 9:00am Pacific Time, where we'll take you inside the Microsoft Security Response Process! As a side note we'll be taking your questions live! Here's the link: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032275660&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US We hope to see you there! S. *This...