August, 2009

  • August 2009 Bulletin Release

    Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for August 2009 Hi everyone, This month, we released nine security bulletins. Five of those are rated Critical and four have an aggregate severity rating of Important. Of the nine updates, eight affect Windows and the last one affects Office Web Components (OWC). It is also important to note that five of the six critical updates also have an Exploitability Index rating of “1” which means that we could expect there to be consistent, reliable code in...
  • August 2009 Advance Notification

    Advance Notification for the August 2009 Security Bulletin Release In this month’s Advance Notification we are making customers aware that next Tuesday August 11 th we plan to release 9 security bulletins at approximately 10:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -8). Those bulletins consist of: · 8 bulletins affecting Windows four of which are rated critical and four are rated as important. o One of the critical Windows bulletins also affects Client for Mac. o One of the important Windows bulletins also affects...
  • Monthly Security Bulletin Webcast Q&A - August 2009

    Hosts: Adrian Stone, Senior Security Program Manager Lead Jerry Bryant, Senior Security Program Manager Lead Website: TechNet/security Chat Topic: August 2009 Security Bulletin Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2009 Q: Regarding the re-release of MS09-029 . Why it was re-released? Is it recommended to install? A: This update was re-released to correct an issue affecting the print spooler in certain circumstances. It is recommended that this update be re-installed on Windows 2000, Windows...
  • August 2009 Security Bulletin Webcast Video and Customer Q and A

    As we do every month on the Wednesday following our standard second Tuesday security bulletin release, we conducted a live webcast where Adrian Stone and myself went through the bulletins in detail and then answered customer questions with the help of several subject matter experts (SMEs). It is apparent that there is still a bit of confusion around the Active Template Library (ATL) issue and how current updates relate to work we have already done to provide mitigations, protections and guidance...