March 2009 Monthly Bulletin Release

Hi, Bill here,


The March 2009 release contains 3 new bulletins, 1 of which has a maximum severity of "Critical".

We also revised bulletin MS08-052 Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954593), to note a revision to some of the packages associated with this bulletin (specifically 938464). Please see the bulletin revision notes for more information. You can find more information about all of the bulletins at the Microsoft’s Security Update Archive, as well as an Exploitability Index rating for each. Also, Microsoft recommends that all customers sign up for Microsoft Update (MU) and enable its Automatic Updates functionality to receive all updates available this month and to help make their systems more secure. Customers can sign up for MU by following the steps at


Additionally, Microsoft plans to offer two new features this month to help supplement the March bulletin release. One will be a video featuring Christopher Budd and Adrian Stone that will review information about each bulletin to further aid in planning and deployment. More information about this video can be found at In addition, Microsoft’s Security Research & Defense blog will be updated to provide IT pros with additional information about mitigations, workarounds and root causes of vulnerabilities addressed in this month’s bulletin release. Please note that the Security Research & Defense blog has a new URL:


As always, we encourage you to join us for the regular monthly security bulletin webcast, Wednesday March 11, 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -7). We'll have an overview of the March bulletins, and you'll have the opportunity to ask us questions around the release.





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Comments (6)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Trois bulletins de sécurité ont été publiés ce soir, dont un critique. Synthèse en français Synthèse

  2. Anonymous says:

    The March 2009 security bulletins have been released and we have a grand total of three, including one

  3. Anonymous says:

    The March 2009 security bulletins have been released and we have a grand total of three, including one

  4. Anonymous says:

    오늘 (3월 11일) 마이크로소프트는 3개의 보안 공지를 새로 발표했습니다. 이번 달 보안 공지에 대한 요약 페이지 에 상세한 내용이 있습니다. 보안 공지 제목 최대 심각도 영향을

  5. Anonymous says:

    237 Microsoft Team blogs searched, 114 blogs have new articles in the past 7 days. 276 new articles found

  6. Anonymous says:

    Update to bilingual still in process! Aggiornato il 06/04/2009 ore 13:00 – Updated on 06/04/2009 at 1:00

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