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 severity rating of Critical for earlier versions of Office and a maximum severity rating of Important for more recent versions of Office.

MS06-059 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Office and has a maximum severity rating of Critical for earlier versions of Office and a maximum severity rating of Important for more recent versions of Office.

MS06-060 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Office and has a maximum severity rating of critical for earlier versions of Office and a maximum severity rating of Important for more recent versions of Office.

MS06-061 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and has a maximum severity rating of Critical.

MS06-062 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Office and has a maximum severity rating of Critical for earlier versions of Office and a maximum severity rating of Important for more recent versions of Office.

MS06-063 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and has a maximum severity rating of Important.

MS06-064 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and has a maximum severity rating of Low.

MS06-065 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and has a maximum severity rating of Moderate.

Also, I wanted to give you a heads up on a delay in our release process.

 

Due to some network issues experienced on the Microsoft Update platform, the October security updates released today are not yet currently available via:

  • Microsoft Update
  • Automatic Updates
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Windows Update v6 

To be clear, it’s a delay due to the networking for these systems: there are no issues with the security updates themselves. Also, this issue doesn’t affect customers using Software Update Services (SUS), Windows Update v4 or Office Update.

Those of you affected by this delay who want to deploy the updates immediately can go ahead and download and deploy these updates manually by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security for the list of bulletins released today and then downloading the updates directly from the links in the bulletin.

Technical teams are engaged and have been working around the clock to resolve this problem and we anticipate that updates will be made available via the Microsoft Update platform by end of today October 10th. 

We will post an update when the situation has been resolved and the updates are again available via this distribution channel.

 -Craig

 

Craig again, I wanted to let you know that our teams have resolved the network issues with Microsoft Update. You should start seeing content replicated out to Microsoft Update, Automatic Updates, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Windows Update v6.

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