A few thoughts on the WMF vulnerability

  Hi folks- this is Kevin Kean from the MSRC, writing what may just be my last MSRC blog entry for 2005. This morning we noticed that there are some people who are still looking for more information about the Windows Metafile (WMF) vulnerability that we issued a security advisory for on Wednesday. I thought it…

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A few thoughts on the WMF vulnerability

  Hi folks- this is Kevin Kean from the MSRC, writing what may just be my last MSRC blog entry for 2005. This morning we noticed that there are some people who are still looking for more information about the Windows Metafile (WMF) vulnerability that we issued a security advisory for on Wednesday. I thought it…

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New Security Advisory for Possible Windows Vulnerability

Hi everyone, Stephen Toulouse here. Just wanted to make everyone is aware that this evening the MSRC posted a security advisory regarding a possible vulnerability affecting the Graphics Rendering Engine in Windows.  The MSRC has made some additional information and guidance available to customers which you can read more about here. S. *This posting is provided “AS…

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Script for SUS 1.0 problem released

Hi everyone, Stephen Toulouse here.  We’ve released the script to help address the SUS 1.0 issue Craig mentioned earlier to the download center.  We’ve also updated the KB article that details the problem, click here to zoom straight to the section on the new script that is available. S. *This posting is provided “AS IS”…

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Todays updates and SUS 1.0

Hi everyone.  One tired Release Manager Craig here.  Today we released 2 new bulletins, details below.  But a quick note:  For the SUS 1.0 Admins, you may be experiencing some problems with all your previously approved updates are now showing up as “unapproved”.   This doesn’t impact the update level of your SUS clients, or the…

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December Advance Notification

Stephen Toulouse here gang. The Advance Notification for the security bulletin release for this month has posted.  This coming Tuesday, we’re planning to release two security bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows.  The maximum total severity rating for this month is Critical, so please update systems as soon as possible when the bulletins are available this coming Tuesday.  The…

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Some info on the "cross-site scripting" issue affecting Internet Explorer

We’ve received some questions regarding a reported cross-site scripting (XSS) issue affecting Internet Explorer.  Google Desktop was used in a proof of concept to demonstrate how, in some cases, this issue could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information.  This issue may be a bit confusing because it is not really an XSS issue.  A better way…

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Update to our recent advisory

Hi everyone, I’ve been working on my IT Forum update recapping our trip to Barcelona.  But I wanted to go ahead and let you know some breaking information. We’ve been made aware that there has been some malicious software exploiting the recently publicly disclosed Internet Explorer vulnerability.  We have just updated our security advisory to…

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New Security Advisory posted for IE Issue

Stephen Toulouse here.  Just wanted to make everyone aware that this evening we’ve posted a security advisory regarding a publicly disclosed issue in Internet Explorer.  You can read all the details here. S. *This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.*

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Disabling an ActiveX

Hello readers, Mike Reavey here. There has been a fair amount of attention around the ”Sony XCP software” over the last many days.  As you may know from the anti-malware blog, Windows Defender and Windows AntiSpyware Beta have included detection and removal for the rootkit component of this software.  However, there are also some questions regarding the ActiveX control that was released…

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