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Microsoft Releases October Security Bulletin

October 14th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Host Integration Server, and Office as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2008. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information or operate with elevated privileges.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the bulletins and follow best-practice security policies to determine which updates should be applied.

Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for October Security Bulletin

October 9th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that its October release cycle will contain 11 bulletins, four of which will have the severity rating of Critical. The notification states that these Critical bulletins are for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Host Integration Server, and Office. There will also be six Important bulletins for Microsoft Windows. The remaining bulletin, for Microsoft Windows, will have the severity rating of Moderate. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.