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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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: New KB: Windows Update may encounter error 0x80240fff when updates published on an internal server have the same Product Name and Category Name

    Just a quick heads up on a new WSUS/Windows Update Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one talks about an issue where after a Windows Update client connects to an internal server that has custom content published to it, the client encounters error code 0x80240fff. After encountering...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Troubleshooting and data gathering for WSUS

    I was working with the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) support team a few months back looking for a way that we could help reduce the amount of time it takes to resolve a case as well as reduce the number of incidents we get, and one of the things that was suggested at the time was a site explaining...
  • 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: 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: Two new Windows Update/Microsoft Update KB articles available

    Just an FYI that we had a couple Windows Update/Microsoft Update related Knowledge Base articles publish last week. I have the links and titles below: KB968002 - Error message when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates: 0x80070424 KB968003 - Error message when...
  • Blog Post: Two new Update related KB articles for the week of April 26 – May 2, 2009

    We had two new Update related KBs that were published last week, both regarding errors you might get when installing SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 via Windows or Microsoft Update.  I have the links and titles below:   KB970674 - You receive error code 0x2b2f when using the Windows Update or...
  • 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...