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Microsoft March-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 March 14, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Microsoft has released six bulletins covering a total of seven vulnerabilities. Only one of this month’s issues is rated ‘Critical’ and it affects the Remote Desktop Protocol. The remaining issues affect the Windows kernel, DNS Server, Expression, Visual Studio and Windows. The following vulnerabilities are rated “Critical”: MS12-020 – Vulnerabilities...

Microsoft January-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 January 11, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Microsoft has released seven bulletins covering a total of eight vulnerabilities. Only one issue is rated ‘Critical’ and it affects Windows Media. The remaining issues affect Windows, the kernel and Microsoft’s Anti-Cross Site Scripting library. The following vulnerabilities are rated “Critical”: MS12-004 – Vulnerabilities in Windows Media Could Allow Remote...

Microsoft has released an out-of-band bulletin MS11-100

 January 2, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Microsoft has released an out-of-band bulletin MS11-100 addressing four vulnerabilities. The bulletin is rated by Microsoft as critical and the vulnerabilities are listed as below: – Collisions in HashTable May Cause DoS Vulnerability (CVE-2011-3414) – Insecure Redirect in .NET Form Authentication Vulnerability (CVE-2011-3415) – ASP.Net Forms Authentication Bypass Vulnerability (CVE-2011-3416)...

Microsoft November2011 Patch Tuesday Released

 November 16, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Microsoft has released only four bulletins covering a total of four vulnerabilities in its monthly security update. One of the bulletins is rated “Critical” while two are rated “Important” and the remaining one is rated “Moderate.” The only ‘Critical’ rated issue affects the Windows TCP/IP stack. It can potentially be...

Microsoft announces workaround for the Duqu exploit

 November 5, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Microsoft has posted a security advisory 2639658 to address the recently disclosed Windows kernel vulnerability (CVE-2011-3402) exploited by the Duqu malware. Microsoft has determined the flaw is in the processing of embedded True Type Fonts (TTFs). According to Microsoft: “The attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data;...

Microsoft October2011 Patch Tuesday Released

 October 12, 2011

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Microsoft has released 8 security bulletins covering a total of 23 vulnerabilities for software such as Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Forefront United Access Gateway and Microsoft Host Integration Server. 6 out of the 8 bulletins are rated ‘Important’, while 2 are rated ‘Critical’. Some of the...

Microsoft September2011 Patch Tuesday Released

 September 15, 2011

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Microsoft has released 5 security bulletins covering a total of 15 vulnerabilities. All of these vulnerabilities are rated ‘Important’ by Microsoft, even though three of them could lead to remote code execution. The patches address elevation of privileged and remote code execution vulnerabilities and may require a restart of Windows....

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-057

 August 11, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Microsoft has released two Critical updates: MS11-057 (Internet Explorer): This security update resolves 5 privately reported vulnerabilities and 2 publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. Microsoft is not...

Microsoft Patches Mac Office Flaw in Lion

 July 31, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Microsoft has released an updated version of Communicator for the Mac that works with Apple’s new Lion operating system. Communicator for Mac 2011, version 13.1.2, was released Thursday to Microsoft’s download site and will be pushed to users via the company’s update service shortly. The new version of Communicator resolves...