MBSA 2.3 and the November 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Today we’re publishing the November 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  The majority of questions focused on the ActiveX Kill Bits bulletin (MS13-090) and the advisories. We also answered a few general questions that were not specific to any of this month’s updates, but that may be of interest. We’ve discussed the Microsoft…

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ActiveX Control issue being addressed in Update Tuesday

Late last Friday, November 8, 2013, a vulnerability, CVE-2013-3918, affecting an Internet Explorer ActiveX Control was publically disclosed. We have confirmed that this vulnerability is an issue already scheduled to be addressed in “Bulletin 3”, which will be released as MS13-090, as listed in the November Advanced Notification Service (ANS). The security update will be…

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August 2012 Bulletin Release

Security Advisory 2661254 – Update For Minimum Certificate Key LengthBefore we get into the details of this month’s bulletin release, let’s take a look at an important change on how Windows deals with certificates that have RSA keys of less than 1024 bits in length. We’ve been talking about this subject since June, and today…

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June 2010 Security Bulletin Release

Hi everyone, Today, as part of our regular monthly security bulletin release cycle, we released 10 bulletins to address 34 total vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office (including SharePoint), Internet Explorer (IE), Internet Information Services (IIS), and the .NET Framework. Only three of these bulletins get our maximum severity rating of Critical. The rest are rated…

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February 2010 Security Bulletin Release

MSRC Bulletin Release Blog Post Hi everyone, As mentioned in our ANS blog post last week, today we are releasing 13 bulletins addressing 26 vulnerabilities. 11 bulletins affect Windows and 2 affect older versions of Microsoft Office. In the post on Thursday, we mentioned that bulletins in the ANS listed as 1, 2, 3, and…

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October 2009 Security Bulletin Release

Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for October 2009 This month, we released 13 new bulletins which address 33 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. Since we published this information in our advance notification (ANS) last Thursday, we have been asked “is this the most bulletins Microsoft has ever released”? The short answer…

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August 2009 Bulletin Release

Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for August 2009 Hi everyone, This month, we released nine security bulletins. Five of those are rated Critical and four have an aggregate severity rating of Important. Of the nine updates, eight affect Windows and the last one affects Office Web Components (OWC). It is also important to note…

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Security Bulletin Webcast Video, Questions and Answers – July 2009

Today Adrian Stone and I conducted the security bulletin webcast for June covering the six bulletins we released yesterday and Security Advisory 973472 (vulnerability in Office Web Components). There were several questions about MS09-028 and MS09-032. These security updates addressed two open security advisories (971778 and 972890 respectively). One common question was “if I installed…

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Microsoft Security Advisory 973472 Released

Hi Everyone,   This is Dave Forstrom, group manager for our security response communications team.  We have just posted Microsoft Security Advisory 973472, which highlights a vulnerability in Microsoft Office Web Components. Specifically, the vulnerability exists in the Spreadsheet ActiveX control and while we’ve only seen limited attacks, if exploited successfully, an attacker could gain…

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Questions about Timing and Microsoft Security Advisory 972890

Hi everyone, Mike Reavey here.   You’ve probably seen in Jerry’s Advance Notification posting today announcing that we’re on track to release an update to address the issue discussed in Microsoft Security Advisory 972890.   We’ve gotten some questions from customers about when we got the first report of this vulnerability and how long the…

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