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  • Blog Post: Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for November 2009

    Today, we released six security bulletins addressing a total of 15 vulnerabilities. Four affect Windows and Windows Server and two affect Microsoft Office products (Excel and Word). As we do every month, we have prepared our Risk & Impact and our Deployment Priority guidance to help customers assess...
  • Blog Post: October 2009 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

    The folks over on the MSRC blog just announced Advance Notification for the October 2009 Security Bulletin Release: For October we are releasing 13 bulletins (eight critical and five important), addressing 34 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Silverlight, Forefront, Developer...
  • Blog Post: Notification of revised WSUSScn2.cab released on 08/17/2009

    On Monday the WU/MU team released a revised WSUSSCN2.CAB file. This new cab file addresses reported issues with last Tuesday’s release of the security bulletin MS09-037 being over-offered on x64 platform systems. No systems are left un-secure as a result of this problem but the updated CAB file corrects...
  • 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: EEHndlr WARNING: Failed to populate ServiceStartup entries in Cache: error 0x80070002

    The EMEA Core Team posted a great tip on a WSUS related error they've been seeing lately: When running updates from WSUS 3.0 SP1 we are seeing the following error messages in the Windows Update Agent Log File C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log.  We see these messages on all of our target Windows 2003...
  • Blog Post: Out of Band Release to Address Microsoft Security Advisory 2416728

    Today we provided advance notification to customers that we will release an out-of-band security update to address the vulnerability discussed in Security Advisory 2416728 . The update is scheduled for release tomorrow, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at approximately 10:00 AM PDT. The bulletin has a severity...
  • Blog Post: Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Released to WSUS

    The WSUS product team just announced that they released SP1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to our update services: Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 was released to Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services earlier today, Tuesday, June 28. You can get all the details at...
  • Blog Post: November 2008 Bulletin Release

    Over on the MSRC blog they have a post about the two bulletins included in the November 2008 bulleting release that came out today: ========= • MS08-068 : Vulnerability in SMB Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957097). This has a severity rating of Important . • MS08-069 : Vulnerabilities...
  • Blog Post: The MS10-015 security update has been re-released with new detection logic

    The MSRC folks say that they have revised the installation packages for MS10-015 with new logic that prevents the security update from being installed on systems if certain abnormal conditions exist. Such conditions could be the result of an infection with a computer virus such as the Alureon rootkit...
  • Blog Post: February monthly security bulleting release

    I just saw that the folks over on the MSRC blog just posted the info for the February security bulleting release.  I stole the details below from them but you can read their entire post here . ======== Today we’re releasing four new security bulletins as part of our regular monthly release...
  • Blog Post: New additions: Windows Live OneCare and System Center Online

    Over on the WSUS product team blog Cecilia announced a couple new additions: ----- Windows Live OneCare 3.0 In the next few weeks, Microsoft Update is adding a new product family to your WSUS server – Windows Live OneCare V3.0.   These product updates for Windows Live OneCare are applicable...
  • Blog Post: FCS update re-offer problem resolved – Update now available on WSUS

    I see that the WSUS product team just made an announcement about the FCS update re-offer problem and it’s resolution.  I have the meat of it below as well as a link to the source: Shortly after the release of our previously announced update for Forefront Client Security, we received reports of a...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Advisory 971778 Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Released

    Just and FYI that we’ve released Microsoft Security Advisory 971778 . This discusses a new vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow affecting Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that is under limited attack. The advisory outlines information about the vulnerability and steps customers can take...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Advisory 973472 Released

    Just an FYI that we just posted Microsoft Security Advisory 973472, an update that highlights a vulnerability in Microsoft Office Web Components. Specifically, the vulnerability exists in the Spreadsheet ActiveX control and while we’ve only seen limited attacks, if exploited successfully, an attacker...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for October 2008

    Just a quick FYI that we posted an advance notification of an out-of-band security bulletin that is intending for release today (October 23, 2008). This bulletin advance notification will be replaced with the revised October bulletin summary on October 23, 2008. The revised bulletin summary will include...
  • Blog Post: May 2009 Security Bulletin Release

    Just saw this on the MSRC blog and thought I’d give everyone a heads up: Today we released one security bulletin, MS09-017 , affecting our PowerPoint products. This update addresses several vulnerabilities including the issue described in Microsoft Security Advisory 969136 . In that advisory, we noted...
  • Blog Post: New and updated Knowledge Base articles for 11-16 through 11-22

    Sorry for the delay in posting the new KB's but I took a couple days for Thanksgiving and I'm just now getting caught back up.  For the week of 11-16 through 11-22 we had one updated Knowledge Base article and it's our old familiar KB on SUS changes in content for 2008.  You probably have this...
  • Blog Post: New and Updated Knowledge Base articles for 9-28 through 10-4

    We had one updated and eight new Knowledge Base articles for the week - five on Windows Update and four Microsoft Update.  Links and titles are below: ======== Windows Update 958040 - Error message when you try to install updates from the Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web site: "0x8024000B"...
  • 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: Security Advisory 981374 Released

    Just an FYI on a security bulletin release by the MSRC: Today we released Security Advisory 981374 addressing a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7. Internet Explorer 8 is not affected by this issue. Customers using Internet Explorer 6 or 7 should upgrade to...
  • Blog Post: WSUS: Updates page times out while trying to view or approve updates

    Hello, Joe Tindale here from the WSUS team to give you some tips on those timeout errors you may see when trying to view or approve updates. This problem is prevalent on WSUS2 but it can happen on WSUS3 as well. It usually happens when a large number of updates or clients are on the server, client detection...
  • Blog Post: WSUS clients fail with WARNING: SyncServerUpdatesInternal failed: 0x80244010

    Here’s an issue we have been seeing lately that I wanted to let you know about.  If you've just rolled out some new clients and are seeing these errors then this should explain why. ========  Issue: Newly built clients may fail to sync with the WSUS server with the following error: 2008...
  • Blog Post: New and Updated Knowledge Base articles for 10-12 through 10-18

    We had two updated Knowledge Base articles for the week - one on Windows Update and one on WSUS.  Links and titles are below: ======== Windows Update 900936 - Error code 0x8024402C when you try to install updates on Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites Published - Updated Desktop -- Windows...
  • Blog Post: August 2009 Security Bulletin Webcast Video and Customer Q&A

    Looks like the folks on the MSRC blog just posted the August security bulleting webcast and customer Q&A. To quote their site: It is apparent that there is still a bit of confusion around the Active Template Library (ATL) issue and how current updates relate to work we have already done to provide...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin Webcast Questions and Answers - February 2009

    The good folks over on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog posted February's Q&A session and it looks like they managed to answer 37 total questions in the time allotted.  If you couldn't make the actual session but had a question you were dying to ask then the chances look good that...