October, 2008

  • October 2008 Monthly Bulletin Release

    Hello Everyone! This is Steve Adegbite. I am new to the MSRC Crew. I work with Simon and Tami to help manage Microsoft’s security update releases. I also help with Microsoft’s Partner outreach effort and the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). So from time to time you will be hearing from me. For my first post, I want to go ahead and let you know about today’s update release. I also want let you know of the launch of the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) and Exploitability...
  • Questions about Microsoft Security Advisory 951306

    I’m Dustin, a Security Program Manager in the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC). We have received a few questions regarding a public issue and we wanted to update you on the status of how we plan to address it. The issue revolves around Security Advisory 951306 . We originally posted this advisory in March as a result of an issues discussed publicly that described a method of using system tokens to elevate privileges on Windows XP and 2003 systems. As always, we began our investigation...
  • Microsoft Security E-mail Spoofs with Malware

    Hi t his is Christopher Budd, We received some questions from customers about an e-mail that’s circulating that claims to be a security e-mail from Microsoft. The e-mail comes with an attached executable, which it claims is the latest security update, and encourages the recipient to run the attached executable so they can be safe. While malicious e-mails posing as Microsoft security notifications with attached malware aren’t new (we’ve seen this problem for several years) this particular...
  • Update 1: Microsoft Security Advisory 951306

    Hello, Bill here, I wanted to let you know that we have just updated Microsoft Security Advisory (951306) . Exploit code has been published on the Internet for the vulnerability addressed by this Advisory. Our investigation has shown that it does not affect customers who have applied the workarounds listed in the Advisory. At this time, we are not aware of attacks attempting to use the vulnerability. We will continue to monitor the situation and post updates to the Advisory and the MSRC...
  • October 2008 Advanced Notification

    Hello, Bill here. I wanted to let you know that we just posted our Advance Notification for next week’s bulletin release which will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 around 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. It is important to remember that while the information posted below is intended to help with your planning, because it is preliminary information, it is subject to change. As part of our regularly scheduled bulletin release, we’re currently planning to release: · Four Microsoft Security...