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  • Blog Post: The August 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Looks like another patch Tuesday is upon us and the Microsoft Security Response Center blog has a great write up on what to expect this month: Hello all. As part of our usual cycle of monthly updates, today Microsoft is releasing 14 security bulletins, addressing 34 vulnerabilities. Eight of those bulletins...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification for the November 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletin release

    Just a quick FYI that we’ve issued our Advance Notification Service for the November ’10 security bulletin release. This time around we’re releasing three updates addressing 11 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office and Unified Access Gateway (UAG). One bulletin carries a Critical severity rating and the...
  • Blog Post: Autorun-Related Malware sees big declines, plus the June 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Looks like the MSRC has some positive news regarding the recent security tightening around Autorun on the older Windows platforms.  Apparently the infection rate dropped pretty dramatically: The initial results are encouraging. As of May 2011, the number of infections found by the Malicious Software...
  • Blog Post: The March 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Today, as part of our monthly security bulletin release, we have three bulletins addressing four vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. One bulletin is rated Critical, and this is the bulletin we recommend for priority deployment: MS11-015 . This bulletin resolves one Critical-level...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases MS10-070 to all distribution channels

    Looks like the Microsoft Security Response Center has released MS10-070 to WSUS: Today we released out-of-band Security Update MS10-070 through the remainder of our standard distribution channels, including Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services. We have completed our testing of these channels...
  • Blog Post: Advance notification for the December 2010 Microsoft security bulletin release

    Just an FYI that the MSRC released their Advance Notification Service for the December 2010 security bulletin release.  As always, they give information about the coming December release and provided links to detailed information so you can plan your deployment by product, service pack level, and...
  • Blog Post: February 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Today, as part of our monthly security bulletin release, we have 12 bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and IIS (Internet Information Services). Three bulletins are rated Critical, and these are the bulletins we recommend for priority deployment: ...
  • Blog Post: The April 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Just an FYI that today we are releasing 17 security bulletins, 9 of which are Critical, and 8 rated Important.  These bulletins will increase protection by addressing 64 unique vulnerabilities in the following Microsoft products:  Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual...
  • Blog Post: WSUS: New and Updated Knowledge Base articles for 8-10 through 8-23

    Back by popular demand are the weekly new Knowledge Base article lists and instead of just listing the new articles I'm listing any that have been updated as well.  Note that the list is not WSUS specific but includes anything relating to Windows or Microsoft Update.  Enjoy! ======== Error...
  • Blog Post: FYI: Advance Notification Service for the April 2011 Bulletin Release

    From the MSRC blog: Today, we're providing advanced notification on the release of 17 security bulletins, nine rated Critical and eight rated Important. This month's bulletin release will address 64 vulnerabilities across Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: The November 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletins are released

    It's the second Tuesday of the month which means it's time for our regular cycle of monthly security updates.  Today we're releasing three security bulletins that address 11 vulnerabilities. One of the bulletins has a Critical severity rating whereas the other two are rated as Important: MS10-087...
  • Blog Post: An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available

    Microsoft has released an update for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This article includes information about the contents of the update and how to obtain the update. The following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles describe the issues that are included in this update: 2530678...
  • Blog Post: September 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

    Just a quick heads up that today we're releasing our Advance Notification Service (ANS) for the September Security Bulletins that are scheduled for release Tuesday, September 14, 2010.  This month we will be releasing 9 bulletins addressing 13 vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Internet Information...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for the February 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we're providing our Advance Notification Service for February's security bulletins. This month, we'll release 12 bulletins, three of them rated Critical and nine rated Important, addressing issues in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Visual Studio, and IIS. For all the details see the...
  • Blog Post: The January 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Today as part of our monthly security bulletin release we have two bulletins addressing three vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Windows Server. This first bulletin is rated Important, while the second is rated Critical…. [ MSRC ] J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer The App-V Team...
  • Blog Post: The May 2011 Security Bulletin Release is Here

    Just in case you somehow managed to miss the announcement, the May security bulletin release is upon us.  For all the details, including a video by Microsoft’s own Jerry Bryant, see the Microsoft Security Response Center blog here . J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer The App-V Team...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2524375

    Today we're releasing Security Advisory 2524375 , to address nine fraudulent digital certificates issued by Comodo Group Inc, a root certificate authority. Comodo has since revoked the digital certificates. This is not a Microsoft security vulnerability; however, one of the certificates potentially affects...
  • Blog Post: The December 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    As part of our usual cycle of monthly security updates, today we're releasing 17 bulletins addressing 40 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, SharePoint Server and Exchange. Two of those bulletins carry a Critical rating while 14 are rated Important and 1 is rated Moderate...
  • Blog Post: The MSRC announces Exploitability Index improvements & Advance Notification Service for the May 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Today the Microsoft Security Response Center announced 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...
  • Blog Post: WSUS: How to confirm WSUS fix 954960 is installed

    Here's a cool tip from Mike Johnson, one of our expert WSUS engineers out in Charlotte, North Carolina.  If you've rolled out the recent WSUS sync fix then he explains how you can verify that the patch is in fact installed. ======== We recently released a fix for the synchronization issue described...
  • Blog Post: An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608)

    Microsoft has released an update for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This article includes information about the contents of the update and how to obtain the update. Issues that are fixed This update lets servers that are running Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3...