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Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for October Security Bulletin

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that its October release will contain sixteen bulletins. Four bulletins will have the severity rating of critical and will be for Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. Ten bulletins will have the severity rating of important and will be for Microsoft Server Software, Windows, and Office. The remaining two bulletins will have the severity rating of moderate and will be for Microsoft Windows. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Oracle Releases Pre-Release Announcement for October 2010

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Oracle has issued a critical patch update pre-release announcement indicating that its October release will contain 81 new vulnerability fixes. Release of the critical patch update is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the pre-release announcement. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for October Security Bulletin

October 14th, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that its October release cycle will contain thirteen bulletins, eight of which will have a severity rating of Critical. The notification states that these Critical bulletins are for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Silverlight, SQL Server, Developer Tools, and Forefront. There will also be five important bulletins for Microsoft Windows. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Adobe Releases Security Bulletin for Critical Vulnerability

October 14th, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Adobe has released security bulletin APSB09-15 to alert users of a critical vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Adobe indicates that it has received reports of active exploitation of this vulnerability. Release of an update for this vulnerability is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to take the following actions to help mitigate the risks:

  • Review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB09-15.
  • Disable JavaScript in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Acrobat JavaScript can be disabled in the General preferences dialog (Edit, Preferences, JavaScript, and un-check “Enable Acrobat JavaScript”).

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.