Assessing the risk of the October security updates

Today we released sixteen security bulletins. Four have a maximum severity rating of Critical, ten have a maximum severity rating of Important, and two have a maximum severity rating of Moderate. We hope that the table below helps you prioritize the deployment of the updates appropriately for your environment. Bulletin Most likely attack vector Max…

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Note on Bulletin Severity for MS10-081 and MS10-074

Today we released MS10-081 (Important severity) and MS10-074 (Moderate severity), each providing an update for a single vulnerability. In this blog post we are going to cover some additional details on the severity of these vulnerabilities that may factor into how you prioritize the deployment of this month’s updates. Neither of the two vulnerabilities covered…

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MS10-086: Disk Clustering Vulnerability

This morning we released security bulletin MS10-086 to address a vulnerability in Windows failover disk clustering. Exposure to this vulnerability will only occur if Failover Clustering is installed. Failover Clustering is supported on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Storage Server…

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