October, 2012

  • Advance Notification Service for October 2012 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we’re providing advance notification of the release of seven bulletins, one Critical and six Important, which address 20 vulnerabilities for October 2012. The Critical bulletin addresses vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word. The six Important-rated bulletins will address issues in Windows, Microsoft Office, and SQL Server. This release will also address the issue in FAST Search Server first described in Security Advisory 2737111 . As a reminder, we’ll provide the update we described...
  • Security Advisory 2755801 revised to address Adobe Flash Player issues

    Today we revised Security Advisory 2755801 to address issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10, in conjunction with Adobe’s update process. Customers who have automatic updates enabled will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who do not use automatic updates should apply the guidance in the advisory immediately using update management software, or by checking the Microsoft Update service, to help ensure protection...
  • Welcome to the 1024-bit world and the October security updates

    As previously mentioned in the Advance Notification blog on Thursday, today we’re releasing seven bulletins, one Critical-class and six Important-class bulletins. Before we discuss those releases, let’s take a closer look at the Security Advisories we also released today. Security Advisory 2661254 We began discussing this issue in June, and originally released this advisory in August. Today we’re moving the update from being available on the Download Center to distributing...
  • October 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Hello, Today we published the October Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . During the webcast, we fielded five questions focusing primarily on Security Advisory 2661254 addressing trust certificates with RSA keys less than 1024 bit key lengths. One additional question was answered after the webcast. All questions are included on the Q&A page. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, November 14th at 11 a.m. PST (-8 UTC), when we will...