December 2009 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

Advance Notification for the December 2009 Security Bulletin Release For December we are planning to release six new security bulletins addressing 12 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) and Microsoft Office products. Three of the bulletins have a maximum severity rating of Critical and three have a maximum severity rating of Important. To help customers…

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Microsoft Security Advisory 977544 Released

Today we released Security Advisory 977544 to provide information, including customer guidance, on a publicly reported Denial-of-Service (DoS) vulnerability affecting Server Messaging Block (SMB) Protocol. This vulnerability, in SMBv1 and SMBv2, affects  Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 are not affected….

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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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October 2009 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

Advance Notification for the October 2009 Security Bulletin Release For October we are releasing 13 bulletins (eight critical and five important), addressing 34 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Silverlight, Forefront, Developer Tools, and SQL Server. Most of these updates require a restart so please factor that into your deployment planning. Among the updates this…

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September 2009 Security Bulletin Webcast Video and Customer Q and A

In the September 2009 security bulletin webcast, it was clear that customers had a lot of concerns about MS09-048 as almost half the questions we answered were on that topic. The questions and answers from the session are now posted here on the blog. As we mentioned in the webcast, The MS09-048 bulletin has been…

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Microsoft Security Advisory 975497 Released

We’ve just released Microsoft released Security Advisory 975497 that provides information about a new, irresponsibly reported vulnerability in SMB 2.0. Our investigation has shown that Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 RC are affected by this vulnerability. Windows 7 RTM, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows XP and Windows 2000 are not affected by…

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Microsoft Security Advisory 975191 Revised

Hi Everyone, Today we updated Security Advisory 975191 as we are now seeing limited attacks.  Additionally, a new proof of concept published allowing for Denial of Service (DoS) attacks on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 with read access to the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service. This does not require Write access.  Also, a new POC…

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September 2009 bulletin Release

Advance Notification for the September 2009 Security Bulletin Release This month we will be releasing 5 security bulletins, all affecting Windows, and all with an aggregate severity rating of critical. As always, the target for release is the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -8). Please check back here at that…

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Microsoft Security Advisory 975191 Released

Hi Everyone, This is Alan Wallace, senior communications manager for our security response communications team.  Today, Microsoft released Security Advisory 975191, to provide customer guidance and protection from a vulnerability that could allow remote code execution on affected systems running the FTP service in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0, 5.1 and 6.0, and connected…

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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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