Overview of the out-of-band release

Today we released Security Advisory 973882 and with it, two out-of-band security bulletins. These updates are MS09-034 (an Internet Explorer update) and MS09-035 (a Visual Studio update). At this time for customers who have applied MS09-032 we are not aware of any “in the wild” exploits that leverage the vulnerabilities documented in 973882 and MS09-035….

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Internet Explorer Mitigations for ATL Data Stream Vulnerabilities

IE security update MS09-034 implements two defense-in-depth measures intended to mitigate the threat of attacks which attempt to exploit the Microsoft Active Template Library (ATL) vulnerabilities described in Security Advisory 973882 and MS09-034. We would like to explain these mitigations in more detail. ATL persisted data checks The first mitigation is a change to modify…

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ATL vulnerability developer deep dive

This morning we released MS09-035 to address ATL vulnerabilities in Visual Studio. This blog post will help you answer the following questions: What are the ATL vulnerabilities? Which versions of ATL are vulnerable? How can I tell if my ActiveX control is affected? How can I fix a vulnerable control? What are the ATL vulnerabilities?…

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MSVIDCTL (MS09-032) and the ATL vulnerability

Today we have released Security Advisory 973882 that describes vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Active Template Library (ATL), as well as security updates for Internet Explorer (MS09-034) and Visual Studio (MS09-035). The Visual Studio update addresses several vulnerabilities in the public versions of the ATL headers and libraries. The IE update contains two defense in depth…

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