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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Monthly Security Bulletin Webcast Q&A – September 2009

Hosts:                   Adrian Stone, Senior Security Program Manager Lead                                 Jerry Bryant, Senior Security Program Manager Lead Website:             TechNet/security Chat Topic:         September 2009 Security BulletinDate:                     Wednesday, September 9, 2009   Q: For MS09-048 how do we mitigate this with Windows 2000 Server since Microsoft will not be producing a patch? Do we have any…

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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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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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August 2009 Advance Notification

Advance Notification for the August 2009 Security Bulletin Release In this month’s Advance Notification we are making customers aware that next Tuesday August 11th we plan to release 9 security bulletins at approximately 10:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -8). Those bulletins consist of: ·         8 bulletins affecting Windows four of which are rated critical and four are…

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Advance Notification for July 2009 Out-of-Band Releases

We have just published our advance notification for an out-of-band security bulletin release, with a target of 10:00 AM Pacific Time next Tuesday, July 28, 2009.  While this release is to address a single, overall issue, in order to provide the broadest protections possible to customers, we’ll be releasing two separate security bulletins: 1.       One…

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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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July 2009 Bulletin Release

Summary of Microsoft’s monthly security bulletin release for July 2009. This month we are releasing six bulletins. Three of those affect Windows and are rated Critical. All three of those also have an Exploitability Index rating of “1” which means that we believe that consistent exploit code in the wild is highly likely within the…

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