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Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2458511

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Hi everyone, 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 a single website which is no longer hosting the malicious code.

Q&A from the October 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hello, Today we published the October 2010 Security Bulleting webcast Questions & Answers page. The October release included 16 security updates, four rated Critical, ten rated Important, and two rated Moderate to address 49 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Microsoft .NET Framework. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, November 10 @11AM PST when we will go into detail about the November bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

September 2010 Security Bulletin Release

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hi everyone, With this month’s bulletin release, I want to highlight the great work done through our partnerships in the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). MAPP represents our commitment to community based defense and a shared sense of responsibility to help protect the computing ecosystem. In July of this year, the Stuxnet malware emerged onto the threat landscape and resulted in the release of an out-of-band security update, MS10-046, to address a zero-day vulnerability the malware used to compromise systems.

Update on Security Advisory 2269637

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hi everyone, Since we released Security Advisory 2269637 on August 23, we’ve continued to conduct an investigation not only into our own affected products, but also into how we can best help to protect customers given DLL preloading also affects some third-party applications. We’d like to provide an update on our investigation.

Microsoft Security Advisory 2269637 Released

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Overview Today we released MicrosoftSecurity Advisory 2269637. This is different from other Microsoft Security Advisories because it’s not talking about specific vulnerabilities in Microsoft products. Rather, this is our official guidance in response to security research that has outlined a new, remote vector for a well-known class of vulnerabilities, known as DLL preloading or “binary planting” attacks.

August 2010 Security Bulletin Release

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hello all. As part of our usual cycle of monthly updates, today Microsoft is releasing 14 security bulletins, addressing 34 vulnerabilities. Eight of those bulletins have a Critical severity rating, and we consider four of those to be high-priority deployments: MS10-052 This bulletin resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft’s MPEG Layer-3 audio codecs.