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Microsoft Releases Two Out-of-Band Security Bulletins and a Security Advisory

July 30th, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released two out-of-band security bulletins. The first bulletin, MS09-034, is a cumulative security update for Internet Explorer that addresses several vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. The second bulletin, MS09-035, addresses vulnerabilities in the Visual Studio Active Template Library (ATL). Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Additionally, Microsoft has released security advisory 973882 to provide specific guidance for developers, IT professionals, consumers, and home users regarding the vulnerabilities in Active Template Library (ATL).

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Bulletins MS09-034 and MS09-035 and Microsoft Security Advisory 973882 and apply any necessary updates or workarounds to help mitigate the risks. Additional information can be found in Technical Cyber Security Alert TA09-209A.

Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for Out-of-Band Security Bulletins

July 30th, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that it will be releasing two out-of-band security bulletins. The first bulletin will address issues with Internet Explorer and has the severity rating of critical. The second bulletin will address issues with Visual Studio and has the severity rating of moderate. The notification states that release of these bulletins is scheduled for July 28, 2009.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Microsoft Releases September Security Bulletin

September 9th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET Framework, Office, SQL Server, and Visual Studio as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2008. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

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

Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for September Security Bulletin

September 4th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that its September release cycle will contain four bulletins, all of which will have a severity rating of Critical. The notification states that these Critical bulletins are for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET Framework, Office, SQL Server, and Visual Studio. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, September 9.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.