May, 2012

  • MAPP Update: Taking Action to Decrease Risk of Information Disclosure

    During our investigation into the disclosure of confidential data shared with our Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) partners, we determined that a member of the MAPP program, Hangzhou DPTech Technologies Co., Ltd., had breached our non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Microsoft takes breaches of our NDAs very seriously and has removed this partner from the MAPP Program. Additionally, starting with our May release, we strengthened existing controls and took actions to better protect our information...
  • Microsoft security updates and the Common Vulnerability Reporting Framework

    As a part of the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI), Microsoft is pleased to present an initial set of monthly security updates – originally released on May 8 – in the consortium’s newly established Common Vulnerability Reporting Framework (CVRF) format, for your examination and feedback . Today, ICASI released version 1.1 of its CVRF – a markup system designed to make security bulletins and advisories machine readable in an industry-standard...
  • Bulletin Management Process and the May 2012 Bulletins

    Hello, Have you ever wondered why bulletins group particular issues together? Or one set of products and not another? Well today Jonathan Ness has posted an insightful Security Research & Defense (SRD) blog discussing some of the nuances and packaging decisions that went into MS12-034. This is a particularly interesting case to dive into and will give readers a better appreciation for the bulletin management process here at Microsoft. For Update Tuesday we’re releasing seven security...
  • Advanced Notification Service for May 2012 Security Bulletin Release

    Hello, Today we’re releasing our advance notification for the May security bulletin release, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8. This month’s release includes 7 bulletins addressing 23 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Silverlight, and .NET Framework. All 7 bulletins will be released on Tuesday, May 8 at approximately 10 a.m. PDT. Revisit this blog on Tuesday for our official risk and impact analysis, along with deployment guidance and a video overview of the release...
  • May 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Slide Deck, and Q&A

    Hello, Today we published the May Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page , and the May 2012 Security Bulletin Release Webcast slide deck . During the webcast, we fielded 8 questions on various topics, including bulletins released, deployment tools, and update detection tools. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, June 13 at 11am PDT (UTC -7), when we will go into detail about the June bulletin release and answer questions live on the air...