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  • Blog Post: Microsoft releases Security Advisory 2963983

    Today, we released Security Advisory 2963983 regarding an issue that impacts Internet Explorer. At this time, we are only aware of limited, targeted attacks. This issue allows remote code execution if users visit a malicious website with an affected browser ...read more
  • 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: 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: 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: March 2009 Security Bulletin Advanced Notification

    Just a heads up that the good folks over on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog just posted their Advance Notification for next week’s bulletin release, scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 2009 around 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. As part of this month’s security bulletin release process, it looks...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Advisory (968272) is now available

    The folks over on the MSRC blog just posted a note saying that Microsoft Security Advisory (968272) has now been published. They state that: This advisory contains information regarding public reports of a vulnerability in Microsoft Office Excel that could allow for remote code execution if...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification for the July 2009 Security Bulletin Release

    The folks over on the MSRC blog just posted the July 2009 Advance Notification for the July 2009 Security Bulleting Release.  According to their post: Our Advance Notification was published today and indicates that next Tuesday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -8), we will be releasing a total of...
  • Blog Post: April 2009 Security Bulletin video overview

    The good folks over at the MSRC blog just posted the overview video for the April Security Bulletins in case you want to check it out.  They’re also hosting their usual bulletin webcast tomorrow so if you have any questions then you should be able to get them answered then.  For more information...
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 2755801 revised to address Adobe Flash Player issues (Feb. 26, 2013)

    Today we revised Security Advisory 2755801 to address issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8. This advisory revision was released in conjunction with Adobe’s update process. Customers who have automatic updates enabled ...read more
  • Blog Post: January 2010 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

    This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on January 12, 2010. This bulletin advance notification will be replaced with the January bulletin summary on January 12, 2010. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Centralized Information About The Conficker Worm

    Just an FYI in case you missed it, but over on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog they recently posted a summary of the available information Microsoft has provided on the Conficker worm and the vulnerability it exploits.  I have the intro and a link below: ======== Since the time Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: List of all Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2009

    Just an FYI on a new KB article that we recently published.  This one contains a cumulative list of content changes that have been made available for WSUS, Windows Update and Microsoft Update that were made on or after January 13, 2009. Administrators can use this list both as a quick reference...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-002 (978207) released today

    This security update resolves seven privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The more severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Advisory (979682) is now released

    Yesterday we released Security Advisory 979682 to address an Elevation of Privilege (EoP) vulnerability in the Windows kernel, affecting all currently supported versions of 32-bit Windows. 64-bit versions of Windows, including Windows Server 2008 R2, are not affected. The advisory provides customers...
  • Blog Post: April 2009 Security Bulletin Webcast now available

    Just an FYI that the folks over on the MSRC blog just posted their April 2009 Security Bulletin webcast video for your viewing enjoyment.  I have Jerry Bryant’s intro and a link below:   Hello again, This is Jerry Bryant letting you know that we have published the security bulletin webcast...
  • Blog Post: More Conficker updates from the Microsoft Security Response Center

    Looks like the MSRC folks have a couple new updates regarding the Conficker worm.  The first is about some updates to the dedicated Conficker site: ======== I wanted to follow up our recent Conficker post from last Friday where we posted new pages to consolidate our information on Conficker for...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin MS10-002 to be released tomorrow, January 21st, 2010

    Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: January 20, 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: January 21, 2010 This is an advance notification of one out-of-band security bulletin that Microsoft is intending to release on January 21, 2010. The bulletin will be for Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 981169 has been released

    Just an FYI that yesterday the MSRC released Security Advisory 981169 to address the VBScript issue involving Windows Help files that they blogged about Sunday . To reiterate what they said in that post, they are not aware of any active attacks at this time and the following operating systems are not...
  • Blog Post: New Information Pages on Conficker

    Just an FYI that the MSRC blog posted two new pages that provide information you can use to protect against and remove Conficker. These pages consolidate information that we have related to the Conficker incident and provide links to the other, more detailed resources like the Microsoft Malware Protection...
  • Blog Post: The February 2010 Security Bulletin Release

    Just an FYI that today we are releasing 13 bulletins addressing 26 vulnerabilities. 11 bulletins affect Windows and 2 affect older versions of Microsoft Office. With the release of the bulletins for February 2010, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued February...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-001 - Critical

    Vulnerability in the Embedded OpenType Font Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (972270) Published: January 12, 2010 This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user viewed content rendered...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Advisory 972890 Released

    Just and FYI that we’ve released Microsoft Security Advisory 972890 . This discusses new, limited attacks against a Microsoft Video ActiveX Control affecting Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.  From the source: “…our investigation has shown that there are no by-design uses for this ActiveX Control...
  • Blog Post: February 2010 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

    Looks like the folks at the MSRC just released the February bulletin information through our Advance Notification Service (ANS) . This month we'll be releasing 13 bulletins: Five rated Critical, seven rated Important, and one rated Moderate - addressing 26 vulnerabilities in all. For all the details...