Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2488013

Hello, Today we released Security Advisory 2488013 to address a public vulnerability that could affect customers using Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 if they visit a website hosting malicious code. Currently the impact of this vulnerability is limited and we are not aware of any affected customers or active attacks targeting customers. Internet Explorer…

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Q&A from the December 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast

Hello, Today we published the December 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We fielded 17 questions, most concerning the Internet Explorer update and the re-releases of bulletins this month. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, January 12 at 11am PST (-8 UTC), when we will…

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More about the Office File Validation backport plan

In November 2010, Microsoft released the first Security Bulletin (MS10-079) against an Office 2010 component, in this case Microsoft Word. Approximately 6 months had elapsed since Office 2010 launched in May and while it’s good for such a widely used product to be available for so long without any reported issues, we were naturally disappointed…

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Benefits of Office 2010 File Validation will be made available for Office 2003 and 2007

Hello everyone — We’re really excited to announce that Office File Validation, currently part of Office 2010, will soon be made available for Office 2003 and 2007. During development of Office 2010, the Office Team, in conjunction with members of the Microsoft Engineering Center (MSEC) organization, performed a number of actions to increase protections for…

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December 2010 Security Bulletin Release

Hi everyone. As part of our usual cycle of monthly security updates, today Microsoft is releasing 17 bulletins addressing 40 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, SharePoint Server and Exchange. Two of those bulletins carry a Critical rating, while 14 are rated Important and one is rated Moderate. We’ve assigned our highest deployment priority…

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December 2010 Advance Notification Service is released

Hi everyone. Mike Reavey from the MSRC here. Today we’re releasing our Advance Notification Service for the December 2010 security bulletin release. As we do every month, we’ve given information about the coming December release and provided links to detailed information so you can plan your deployment by product, service pack level, and severity.  However,…

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Q&A from the November 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast

Hello, Today we published the November 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. You’ll notice it was a fairly brief webcast; all the questions we received concerned installation specifics, which we especially appreciate as a sign that customers are updating their systems quickly. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast…

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November 2010 Security Bulletin Release

Hello all. As part of our usual cycle of monthly updates, today Microsoft is releasing three security bulletins, addressing 11 vulnerabilities. One of the bulletins has a Critical severity rating, while the other two are rated Important. Recapping the trio: MS10-087 This bulletin resolves five issues affecting all currently supported Microsoft Office products. The bulletin…

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Advance Notification Service for November 2010 Bulletins

Hello. We’ve issued our Advance Notification Service for the November ’10 security bulletin release. This time around we’re releasing three updates addressing 11 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office and Unified Access Gateway (UAG). One bulletin carries a Critical severity rating; the other two are rated Important. When customers buy Microsoft software, it includes high-quality security updates…

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Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2458511

Hi everyone, Today we released Security Advisory 2458511 to address a new vulnerability that could impact Internet Explorer users if they visit a website hosting malicious code. As of now, the impact of this vulnerability is extremely limited and we are not aware of any affected customers. The exploit code was discovered on a single…

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