Security Advisory 2458511 is now released

Just an FYI that: Today we released Security Advisory 2458511 to address a new vulnerability that could impact Internet Explorer users if they visit a website hosting malicious code. As of now, the impact of this vulnerability is extremely limited and we are not aware of any affected customers. The exploit code was discovered on… Read more

Microsoft Releases MS10-070 to all distribution channels

Looks like the Microsoft Security Response Center has released MS10-070 to WSUS: Today we released out-of-band Security Update MS10-070 through the remainder of our standard distribution channels, including Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services. We have completed our testing of these channels and confirmed the update can be successfully downloaded. Customers are strongly encouraged… Read more

Announcing the release of the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0

This release of the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0 completely replaces the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool version 2.1. VMST 3.0 helps customers reduce IT costs by making it easier to update their offline virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks with the latest operating system and application patches—without introducing vulnerabilities into their IT… Read more

Announcing new WSUS categories under Bing and BizTalk

The WSUS product team had a couple announcements yesterday regarding new product categories.  The first concerns the Bing product family and the addition of the Bing Bar category.  You can read about this here. There will also be new product categories added to your WSUS server Products and Classifications dialog under the BizTalk family for… Read more

Out of Band Release to Address Microsoft Security Advisory 2416728

Today we provided advance notification to customers that we will release an out-of-band security update to address the vulnerability discussed in Security Advisory 2416728. The update is scheduled for release tomorrow, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at approximately 10:00 AM PDT. The bulletin has a severity rating of Important and addresses a publicly disclosed vulnerability in… Read more

We have just updated Microsoft Security Advisory 2416728

Just a friendly FYI in case you missed it, but 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.  The MSRC has also added additional technical questions… Read more

Q&A from the September 2010 Security Release Bulletin Webcast and a new Security Advisory release

I was just going through all of the weekend news and saw our good friends over at the Microsoft Security Response Center announced their Q&A from the September 2010 Security Release Bulletin webcast where they answer 10 questions concerning the September bulletins, including inquiries about bulletin, MS10-061 involving the Stuxnet vulnerability. They also talk about… Read more

September 2010 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

Just a quick heads up that today we’re releasing our Advance Notification Service (ANS) for the September Security Bulletins that are scheduled for release Tuesday, September 14, 2010.  This month we will be releasing 9 bulletins addressing 13 vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Internet Information Services (IIS), and Microsoft Office. Four of those bulletins carry a Critical… Read more

Fixing WSUS sync error "WebException: The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden."

Here’s an issue we see every once in a while in product support and since I didn’t see it documented very thoroughly anywhere else I thought I would do a quick write up in case you happen to see this some day on your WSUS box. Issue:  When the WSUS attempts to sync with the… Read more

A new product category called Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime will be added to WSUS

According to the great WSUS product team blog there will be a new product category called Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime added under the product family called Developer Tools, Runtimes, and Redistributables.  So what is the Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime you ask?  To run solutions that are created by using… Read more