Fix it for Security Advisory 2794220 now available

We have updated Security Advisory 2749920 to include the Fix it we discussed in Saturday’s blog post.  This easy, one-click Fix it is available to everyone and prevents the vulnerability from being used for code execution without affecting your ability to browse the Web. Additionally, applying the Fix it does not require a reboot. While…

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Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2794220

Today, we released Security Advisory 2794220 regarding an issue that impacts Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8. We are only aware of a very small number of targeted attacks at this time. This issue allows remote code execution if users browse to a malicious website with an affected browser. This would typically occur by an…

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December 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Hello, Today we’re publishing the December 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. During the webcast, we fielded five questions focusing primarily on Microsoft Word and the Office compatibility pack in MS12-079. All questions are included on the Q&A page. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday,…

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It’s That Time of Year, For the December 2012 Bulletin Release

Happy holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying the festive season. I like to get my holiday shopping done early, and this year was no exception. In the middle of my holiday shopping last week, as I passed my cash from one store to the next, I was reminded of “Pass-the-Hash.” (My mind does tend to…

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Advance Notification Service for December 2012 Security Bulletin Release

While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, we know it can also be the busiest time of the year. With that in mind, we’re providing advance notification that next Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, we’ll release seven security bulletins; five Critical and two Important, which address 11 vulnerabilities. The Critical bulletins address vulnerabilities…

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November 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Hello, Today we’re publishing the November 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. During the webcast, we fielded ten questions focusing primarily Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 detection and deployment, MS12-072 (Windows Shell), and MS12-073 (IIS). All questions are included on the Q&A page. We invite our customers to join us…

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Verifying update hashes

Some of you may have noticed us improving our defense-in-depth practices for bulletins by supplying sha1 and sha2 hashes in the Knowledge Base (KB) articles. This has been most visible in the KB with the addition of the “File hash information” section, but it is also noted in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of…

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November 2012 Bulletin Release

Security UpdatesToday we released six security bulletins to help protect our customers – four Critical, one Important, and one Moderate – addressing 19 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Shell, Windows Kernel, Internet Explorer, Internet Information Services (IIS), .NET Framework, and Excel. For those who need to prioritize deployment, we recommend focusing on these two Critical updates…

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Advance Notification Service for November 2012 Security Bulletin Release

Today, we’re providing advance notification for six bulletins to help protect customers against 19 CVEs. The four Critical-rated updates will address 13 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and the .NET Framework. One bulletin rated Important will address four vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office and finally, one Moderate update will address two issues in Microsoft Windows….

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Security Advisory 2755801 revised to address Adobe Flash Player issues (Nov. 6, 2012)

Today, in conjunction with Adobe’s update process, we have revised Security Advisory 2755801 to address issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10. Customers who have automatic updates enabled will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who do not use automatic updates should apply the…

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