May, 2011

  • Exploitability Index Improvements Now Offer Additional Guidance

    Exploitability Index Improvements Now Offer Additional Guidance In October of 2008, Microsoft published its first Exploitability Index: a rating system that helps customers identify the likelihood that a specific vulnerability would be exploited within the first 30 days after bulletin release. As of this month, we are making some changes to the rating system to make vulnerability assessment more clear and digestible for customers. Specifically, we will be publishing two Exploitability Index...
  • Exploitability Index Improvements & Advance Notification Service for May 2011 Bulletin Release

    Hello everyone, Today we are announcing changes to Microsoft’s Exploitability Index. Since October 2008, we have used the Exploitability Index to provide customers with valuable exploitability analysis for our security bulletins, and starting Tuesday this information will become even more comprehensive for those who use Microsoft’s latest platforms. The Exploitability Index assesses the likelihood of functional exploit code being developed for a particular vulnerability. By providing...
  • May 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Hello everyone, Pete Voss here again, and as I previously mentioned in the Advanced Notification on Thursday , today we are releasing two bulletins to help protect customers. The bulletins address a Critical vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and two Important vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. MS11-035 is the sole Critical bulletin this month, and we recommend customers prioritize this bulletin. Microsoft always encourages customers to test and deploy all bulletins as soon as possible, and...
  • MS11-018 re-released for IE7 on Windows XP and Server 2003

    Hello,  Today we re-released MS11-018 . If you are using Internet Explorer 7 on supported editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 you may be offered this re-release. For more details, please see the security bulletin, MS11-018 . Thank you, Pete Voss Sr. Response Communications Manager Microsoft Trustworthy Computing
  • Q&A from May 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the May Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded twelve questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released and the Malicious Software Removal Tool. There were two questions during the webcast that we were unable to answer and we have included those questions and answers on the QA page. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, June 15th at 11am PDT (-8 UTC), when we will go into...