March 2015 Updates

Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released 14 security bulletins to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange, and Internet Explorer. We encourage customers to apply all of these updates. For more information about this month’s security updates, including the detailed view of the Exploitability Index (XI) broken down by each Common… Read more

Security Advisory 3046015 released

Today, we released Security Advisory 3046015 to provide guidance to customers in response to the SSL/TLS issue referred to by researchers as “FREAK” (Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys). Our investigation continues and we’ll take the necessary steps to protect our customers. MSRC Team… Read more

February 2015 Updates

Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released nine security bulletins – three rated Critical and six rated Important in severity, to address 56 unique Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Server software.  We encourage you to apply all of these updates. For more information about this… Read more

Support Tip: Clients are unable to download 3rd party updates when the WSUS content is on a DFS share

~ Subbulakshmi Kumar | Support Engineer I was recently working with a customer who found that he was unable to download third party updates from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr 2012) when the WSUS content was on a DFS share. The 3rd party updates could be successfully published to it via System Center Update… Read more

The January 2015 Microsoft Security Updates

Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released eight security updates – one rated Critical and seven rated Important in severity, to address eight unique Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) in Microsoft Windows. We encourage you to apply all of these updates. For more information about this month’s security updates, including the detailed view of… Read more

A Call for Better Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure

For years our customers have been in the trenches against cyberattacks in an increasingly complex digital landscape. We’ve been there with you, as have others. And we aren’t going anywhere.  Forces often seek to undermine and disrupt technology and people, attempting to weaken the very devices and services people have come to depend on and… Read more

Evolving Microsoft's Advance Notification Service in 2015

Our Advance Notification Service (ANS) was created more than a decade ago as part of Update Tuesday to broadly communicate in advance, about the security updates being released for Microsoft products and services each month. Over the years, technology environments and customer needs have evolved, prompting us to evaluate our existing information and distribution channels…. Read more

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 availability via WSUS

Hi WSUS Admins, The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 will be made available via Windows Server Update Services on 13 January 2015 . You can learn more about .NET Framework 4.5.2 here. Useful information about this release: The .NET Framework 4.5.2 is being released for the following supported platforms: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows… Read more

How to install and configure System Center Updates Publisher

~ Subbulakshmi Kumar | Support Engineer System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) is an independent tool that enables us to import third party software update catalogues, create and modify software update definitions, export update definitions to catalogs and publish software updates information to a configured Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server (the update server). By importing… Read more