December 2009 Security Bulletin Webcast

Looks like the MSRC posted the December security bulleting webcast last Friday: There is one question that I wanted to provide a little more information on and that references reports of KB973917 causing problems with Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 running on Windows Server 2003 SP2. There are scenarios where the system can be in… Read more

Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for December 2009

From the MSRC blog: As noted in our Advance Notification (ANS) last Thursday, for the December bulletin release we issued six security bulletins addressing 12 vulnerabilities. Affected products include Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) and Microsoft Office products. In the ANS, we also noted that the bulletin for IE (MS09-072) is at the top of our… Read more

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. For all the details see the MSRC blog at http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2009/12/03/december-2009-bulletin-release-advance-notification.aspx J.C. Hornbeck… Read more

New WSUS Category for Expression Web 3

Looks like there’s been a new category addition to WSUS: There is a new product category being added to the WSUS Products and Classifications dialog under the product family “Expression”. The new product category is for Expression Web 3. The Expression Web 3 product category will include updates for Expression Web 3, including service packs,… Read more

Questions and Answers from the November 2009 Security Bulletin Webcast

The good folks at the Microsoft Security Response Center announced that the questions and answers from the November Security Bulletin webcast have been posted along with the video from the webcast itself.  You can get all the details at http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2009/11/13/november-2009-security-bulletin-webcast.aspx. J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer… Read more

Microsoft Security Advisory 977544 Released

Just in case you missed it, last Friday 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. You can read all the details here. J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer… Read more

Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for November 2009

Today, we released six security bulletins addressing a total of 15 vulnerabilities. Four affect Windows and Windows Server and two affect Microsoft Office products (Excel and Word). As we do every month, we have prepared our Risk & Impact and our Deployment Priority guidance to help customers assess risk to their environments and prioritize the… Read more

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP) Now Available!

I know this isn’t WSUS specific but I thought it was something you’d appreciate hearing about nonetheless.   The Solution Accelerator team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP). Designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide… Read more

Advance Notification for the November 2009 Security Bulletin Release

Just a heads up but the folks at the MSRC just announced their Advance Notification for the November 2009 Security Bulletin Release: To help customers plan and prioritize for this month’s security updates, we wanted to let you know that we will be releasing 6 bulletins (three critical and three important) addressing 15 vulnerabilities, affecting… Read more