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Microsoft Releases October Security Bulletin

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, .NET Framework, Server Software, Office, and Internet Explorer as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2010. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, operate with elevated privileges, cause a denial-of-service condition, or tamper with data.

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 Out-of-Band Security Bulletin to Address Shortcut Vulnerability

August 6th, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-046 to address a critical vulnerability affecting Microsoft Windows. This vulnerability is due to the failure of Microsoft Windows to properly obtain icons for shortcut files. By convincing a user to display a specially crafted shortcut file, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting strongly encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft security bulletin MS10-046 and apply any necessary updates to mitigate the risks.

Additional information regarding this vulnerability can be found in the following:

Microsoft Releases June Security Bulletin

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, SharePoint, and .NET Framework as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2010. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code 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 February Security Bulletin

March 1st, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released an update to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Office as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2010. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, 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 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

January 27th, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released Security Bulletin MS10-002 as a Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer. This update addresses multiple vulnerabilities that when exploited, may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-002 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Microsoft Releases December Security Bulletin

December 10th, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released an update to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Office as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2009. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

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 October Security Bulletin

October 14th, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released an update to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Silverlight, Internet Explorer, .NET Framework, Office, SQL Server, Developer Tools, and Forefront as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2009. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, operate with escalated privileges, cause a denial-of-service condition, or spoof an end user or website.

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 June Security Bulletin

July 2nd, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released an update to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2009. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, operate with elevated privileges, or obtain sensitive information.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the bulletins and follow best-practice security policies to determine which updates should be applied. Additional information regarding these vulnerabilities can be found in Technical Cyber Security Alert TA09-160A.

Microsoft Releases Security Bulletin MS08-078

December 17th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released Security Bulletin MS08-078 to address a vulnerability in Internet Explorer. This vulnerability is due to an invalid pointer reference in the data binding function. By convincing a user to view a specially crafted document that performs data binding (e.g., a web page, email message, or attachment), a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to review Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-078 and apply the update or workarounds listed in the bulletin to help mitigate the risks. Users may also want to consider implementing the best security practices listed in the Securing Your Web Browser document to strengthen their web browsers against future vulnerabilities.

Additional information regarding this vulnerability can be found in the Vulnerability Notes Database.

Microsoft Releases December Security Bulletin

December 9th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Developer Tools and Software, and Server Software as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2008. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or escalate privileges.

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

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