Microsoft releases Security Advisory 2963983

Today, we released Security Advisory 2963983 regarding an issue that impacts Internet Explorer. At this time, we are only aware of limited, targeted attacks. This issue allows remote code execution if users visit a malicious website with an affected browser. This would typically occur by an attacker convincing someone to click a link in an…


Security Advisory 2755801 revised to address Adobe Flash Player issues (Feb. 26, 2013)

Today we revised Security Advisory 2755801 to address issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8. This advisory revision was released in conjunction with Adobe’s update process. Customers who have automatic updates enabled will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically.  Customers who do…

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Microsoft security updates and the Common Vulnerability Reporting Framework

As a part of the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI), Microsoft is pleased to present an initial set of monthly security updates – originally released on May 8 – in the consortium’s newly established Common Vulnerability Reporting Framework (CVRF) format, for your examination and feedback. Today, ICASI released version 1.1…

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Exploitability Index Improvements Now Offer Additional Guidance

Exploitability Index Improvements Now Offer Additional Guidance In October of 2008, Microsoft published its first Exploitability Index: a rating system that helps customers identify the likelihood that a specific vulnerability would be exploited within the first 30 days after bulletin release. As of this month, we are making some changes to the rating system to…

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Update to Security Advisory 2416728

Hi everyone – We’ve just updated Microsoft Security Advisory 2416728 as we’ve begun to see limited attacks with the ASP.NET vulnerability.  We have added questions and answers and encourage customers to review this information and evaluate it for their environment.  We have also added additional technical questions and answers to the Security and Defense blog, which…

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Update on Security Advisory 2269637

Hi everyone, Since we released Security Advisory 2269637 on August 23, we’ve continued to conduct an investigation not only into our own affected products, but also into how we can best help to protect customers given DLL preloading also affects some third-party applications. We’d like to provide an update on our investigation. First, I want…

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Microsoft Security Advisory 2269637 Released

Overview Today we released Microsoft Security Advisory 2269637. This is different from other Microsoft Security Advisories because it’s not talking about specific vulnerabilities in Microsoft products. Rather, this is our official guidance in response to security research that has outlined a new, remote vector for a well-known class of vulnerabilities, known as DLL preloading or…

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