June, 2006

  • June 2006 security update release.

    Hi everyone, Craig Gehre here. It was tempting to make some sort of Cheaper by the Dozen reference or perhaps quote something from The Dirty Dozen, but I feel it would have been a bit obvious. I’ll just keep my comments short so you can get on to more exciting things like reading the below bulletins. For those of you running something in the x64 family, make sure you read up on the advisory 914784 that we released today. MS06-011 applies to Microsoft Windows and is rated important. MS06...
  • Hello from TechEd 2006

    Hello, this is Christopher Budd. I’m here this evening at TechEd 2006 . This year, TechEd is in Boston , Massachusetts at the Boston Convention Center . (If you want to see where we are using the new Windows Live Local, you can see a view of it here ). I’m sure you know from our RSA postings that we love the chance to get out and meet and talk with customers. And at TechEd, in addition to that we’ve got some really great sessions planned. So, I wanted to take a few minutes and let you know...
  • Microsoft presenting at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas

    Hi everyone, Stephen Toulouse here. As you probably know, all throughout the year we attend various security researcher conferences all over the world. One of the biggest and the best is the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. And of course the MSRC, as well as a number of other Microsoft teams, will be down there this August. But that’s not the cool part. The cool part is that we will be the first software vendor to present an entire Black Hat Briefing track on a pre-release product,...
  • Windows 98, 98SE and ME: Information about Support Lifecycle and MS06-015

    Christopher Budd here again. I wanted to take a moment and mention a couple of things related to security updates and Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME). First, support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition (Me) ends on July 11, 2006 , which is the July 2006 Monthly Bulletin Release date. This means Microsoft will end public and technical support on July 11, 2006. This also includes...
  • June 2006 Advance Notification

    This is Christopher Budd. I wanted to take a moment from my preparations for TechEd next week to let you know that we made our regular advance notification for the upcoming monthly security bulletin release next week: At approximately 10:00 am PT next Tuesday, June 13th 2006, we are planning to release a total of twelve security bulletins. The breakdown of these are: · Nine security bulletins for Microsoft Windows, the highest maximum severity rating for these is “critical.” · One security...
  • A minor revision to the Word Vulnerability advisory

    Hi everyone. It's Stephen Toulouse again. We’re of course still hard at work on an update for the Word vulnerability. All indications still point to this being a very limited, targeted attack but we're still spending a lot of time thinking about how customers can protect themselves from this vulnerability. Today we've made a couple of minor changes to the advisory we posted on this issue to provide more clarity on the workarounds. Here's the link to the advisory: http://www.microsoft.com/technet...