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Month Archives: May 2013

Java: A Fix it for when you cannot let go

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

There is much to say about the use of Java in both consumer and enterprise environments. Like any other platforms, it has both devoted supporters and fervent critics. But for most, Java is a requirement, a means to an end. In the past few years, Java as a platform has been the target of numerous malware attacks, which exploit a number of Java runtime vulnerabilities on the target machines.

A few more days before EMET 4

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

On May 8th, we announced that EMET 4 would have been released today, May 28th. Since that day, we had additional feedback and we are working on a few things that are requiring a little bit more time than expected. This considered, we are not releasing EMET 4 today, and we will take a few more days to have everything prepared for the final release.

May 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

Friday, May 17, 2013

For those who couldn’t attend the live webcast, today we’re publishing the May 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Internet Explorer (MS13-037 and MS13-038) and Visio (MS13-044). We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 11 a.

Assessing risk for the May 2013 security updates

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Today we released ten security bulletins addressing 33 CVE’s. Two of the bulletins have a maximum severity rating of Critical, and eight have a maximum severity rating of Important. We hope that the table below helps you prioritize the deployment of the updates appropriately for your environment. Bulletin Most likely attack vector Max Bulletin Severity Max Exploit-ability Likely first 30 days impact Platform mitigations and key notes MS13-038(Internet Explorer 8) Victim browses to a malicious webpage.

Microsoft Customer Protections for May 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Today, we are releasing 10 bulletins, addressing 33 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products. Before we get into the details, we wanted to first let our enterprise customers know about a change in how we’re communicating technical details within our security advisories. Starting today, customers will be able to clearly identify key security updates within advisories.

MS13-037 addressing Pwn2own vulnerabilities

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

MS13-037 addresses a number of vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, several of which were reported to us by the TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) program. We’ve gotten questions from customers about the specific vulnerabilities purchased by ZDI from the CanSecWest pwn2own contest. We’d like to use this blog post to provide more background on the set of vulnerabilities required for an attacker to exploit modern-day browsers and the state of fixes for those specific vulnerabilities.