August, 2007

  • August 2007 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

    Hello, This is Christopher Budd. Today, August 9, 2007 is the Thursday before the scheduled August bulletin release day, August 14, 2007. As we do each month, today we’ve posted our Advance Notification for the August 2007 release. Next Tuesday, we’re currently planning to release nine security bulletins: · Six Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows with a Maximum Severity rating of Critical. These updates will require a restart and will be detectable using the Microsoft...
  • August 2007 Monthly Bulletin Release

    August 2007 Monthly Bulletin Release I'm Simon, Release Manager in the MSRC. The August release contains 9 new bulletins, 6 of which have maximum severities of "Critical". MS07-042 Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936227) MS07-043 Vulnerability in OLE Automation Could Allow Remote Code Execution (921503) MS07-044 Vulnerability in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (940965) MS07-045 Cumulative Security Update for Internet...
  • Questions about last Tuesday’s Release and Skype

    Hello everyone this is Christopher Budd. We've been getting questions from customers about a posting that Skype made today about a recent service outage they experienced on August 16, 2007. Specifically, we have questions from customers looking for clarification about the role Windows Update and this month's release played in that situation, if any. In a nutshell, there was nothing different or unusual about this month's release. As Skype notes in its blog , the issue was a bug in the Skype...
  • Technical Tips and Insights on MS07-049 and MS07-044

    Hi everyone. Jonathan from the SWI team in the MSRC here. My team researches potential mitigations and workarounds as part of the comprehensive investigations we do for each security bulletin. We regularly discover information that could help customers better understand how to protect themselves via mitigations and workarounds. This month, I wanted to give you information about the Virtual PC and Virtual Server bulletin and some "best practices" guidance to help protect yourself from this class...