October, 2006

  • Information on Reports of IE 7 Vulnerability

    Hi, this is Christopher Budd. We’ve gotten some questions here today about public reports claiming there’s a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7. This is an issue that we have under investigation and so we have some technical information we can share about the issue. These reports are technically inaccurate: the issue concerned in these reports is not in Internet Explorer 7 (or any other version) at all. Rather, it is in a different Windows component, specifically a component in...
  • PoC published for MS Office 2003 PowerPoint

    Hey everyone this is Alexandra Huft, I wanted to let you know that we’ve been made aware of proof of concept code published publicly affecting Microsoft Office 2003 PowerPoint. We are currently investigating this report. The reported proof of concept may allow an attacker to execute code on a user’s machine by convincing them to open a specially-crafted PowerPoint file. We are not aware of any attacks attempting to use the reported vulnerability or of customer impact at this time. As part of...
  • IE Address Bar Issue

    Hello, This is Christopher Budd. I wanted to take a moment and let people know some information about a new public report about a possible vulnerability in Internet Explorer we’ve received today. As soon as we learned of the report we started an investigation into the issue and we have some information we can share on this. First, this is an issue with how URLs are displayed in the address bar. Specifically, we’ve seen that this occurs in a pop-up window after a user clicks a specially...
  • ADODB.Connection POC Published.

    Hi Everyone Scott here from the MSRC operations team with a real quick update, I wanted to let everyone know that we are fully aware of the recent Proof of Concept (POC) code posting regarding ADODB.Connection. We have initiated our Software Security Incident Response Process to investigate this issue. Once we have completed the investigation and understand if there is a threat to customers we will take the appropriate action to protect and provide guidance – as required. As always we are working...
  • Information on New Address Bar Issue

    Hello, This is Christopher Budd. We’ve gotten some questions from customers about a new public claim of a spoofing vulnerability affecting IE 7. Because Microsoft had previously determined that this actually isn’t a security vulnerability, there has been some confusion over these new reports. So, I wanted to take a moment and explain what’s going on here to help people understand the issue. The newly reported issue is actually a repeat of an issue reported in 2004. This report highlighted...
  • October 2006 Bulletin Release

    Hey everyone, Craig Gehre here. We’re in the process of releasing our October 2006 Security Bulletins and I wanted to go ahead and update you on it. We're releasing ten new Security Bulletins this month: MS06-056 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and has a maximum severity rating of Moderate . MS06-057 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and has a maximum severity rating of Critical . MS06-058 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Office and has a maximum...
  • Information on re-release of MS06-061

    ¡Hola everyone!, Ben Richeson here. I just want to take a quick moment here to introduce myself as one of the newest members to the MSRC as well as to post (my first blog entry!) about an update to MS06-061 . Today, MS06-061 has been re-released to re-offer a revised version of the security update to customers with Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 only. While the original version of MS06-061 for Windows 2000 did fully protect against the vulnerabilities discussed in the bulletin, it did not correctly...
  • October 2006 Advance Notification

    Hello, This is Christopher Budd. It’s the Thursday before the second Tuesday and so I wanted to go ahead and let people know that we’ve posted our Advance Notification for October 2006 Microsoft Monthly Security Bulletin Release. Next Tuesday, on October 10, 2006 at approximately 10:00 am PT we are slated to release eleven new security bulletins: Six Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will...