May, 2013

  • May 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    For those who couldn’t attend the live webcast, today we’re publishing the May 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Internet Explorer ( MS13-037 and MS13-038 ) and Visio ( MS13-044 ). We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. PDT (UTC -7), when we will go into detail about the June...
  • Microsoft Customer Protections for May 2013

    Today, we are releasing 10 bulletins, addressing 33 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products. Before we get into the details, we wanted to first let our enterprise customers know about a change in how we’re communicating technical details within our security advisories. Starting today, customers will be able to clearly identify key security updates within advisories. For further details, please visit Knowledge Base article 2849195 . Let’s talk about the updates that we released today...
  • Advance Notification Service for the May 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we’re providing Advance Notification of 10 bulletins for release on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. This release brings two Critical and eight Important-class bulletins, which address 33 unique vulnerabilities. The Critical-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. Of note, we are working to have the Internet Explorer Security Update address the issue described in Security Advisory 2847140 , supplementing the currently available Fix it. The Important-rated bulletins...
  • Fix it for Security Advisory 2847140 is available

    We have updated Security Advisory 2847140 to include an easy, one-click Fix it to address the known attack vectors. The Fix it is available to all customers and helps prevent known attacks that leverage the vulnerability to execute code and should not affect your ability to browse the Web. Additionally, applying the Fix it does not require a reboot. We encourage all customers using Internet Explorer 8 to apply this Fix it to help protect their systems. Internet Explorer 6, 7, 9 and 10 are not affected...
  • Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2847140

    Today, we released Security Advisory 2847140 regarding an issue that impacts Internet Explorer 8. Internet Explorer 6, 7, 9 and 10 are not affected by the vulnerability. This issue allows remote code execution if users browse to a malicious website with an affected browser. This would typically occur by an attacker convincing someone to click a link in an email or instant message. Internet Explorer 9 and 10 are not affected by this issue, so upgrading to these versions will help protect you from...