Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2009 Release


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This month it’s the lucky number 6 in regards to security updates.  Yes we have 6 updates this month to consider for your environments.  Details are below.

New Security Bulletins

Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Max Severity Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software
MS09-063 Vulnerability in Web Services on Devices API Could Allow Remote Code Execution Critical Remote Code Execution Requires Restart Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
MS09-064 Vulnerability in License Logging Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution Critical Remote Code Execution Requires Restart Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
MS09-065 Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution Critical Remote Code Execution Requires Restart Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008
MS09-066 Vulnerability in Active Directory Could Allow Denial of Service Important Denial of Service Requires Restart Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008
MS09-067 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution Important Remote Code Execution May Require Restart Microsoft Office Excel 2002, Excel 2003, Excel 2007, Office 2004 for Mac, Office 2008 for Mac, Open XML File Format converter for Mac, Excel Viewer, Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
MS09-068 Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution Important Remote Code Execution May Require Restart Microsoft Office Word 2002, Word 2003, Office 2004 for Mac, Office 2008 for Mac, Open XML File Format converter for Mac, Office Word Viewer, and Office Word Viewer 2003

If you would like a summary of these bulletins you can find that here.

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

We are also releasing an updated version of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on WSUS, Windows Update and the Download centre.  More information can be found here.

And if you want a nice summary in plain English (well Canadian anyway) head over to the Canada IT Pro Connection and check out this months “Security Bulletins for the regular IT Guy” podcast.

That’s it for this month!  Enjoy!

Jeffa

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