Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2011

Last Tuesday Microsoft released 13 security bulletins. Two of them are rated as “critical”, 9 rated as “important” and 2 rated as “moderate”. Check if your computer has the updates or check with Microsoft Update. Here’s a list of the updates:

Critical:
  • MS11-057 – Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2559049)
  • MS11-058 – Vulnerabilities in DNS Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2562485)

Important:
  • MS11-059 – Vulnerability in Data Access Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2560656)
  • MS11-060 – Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2560978)
  • MS11-061 – Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Web Access Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2546250)
  • MS11-062 – Vulnerability in Remote Access Service NDISTAPI Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2566454)
  • MS11-063 – Vulnerability in Windows Client/Server Run-time Subsystem Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2567680)
  • MS11-064 – Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP Stack Could Allow Denial of Service (2563894)
  • MS11-065 – Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol Could Allow Denial of Service (2570222)
  • MS11-066 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Chart Control Could Allow Information Disclosure (2567943)
  • MS11-067 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Report Viewer Could Allow Information Disclosure (2578230)

Moderate:
  • MS11-068 – Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Denial of Service (2556532)
  • MS11-069 – Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Information Disclosure (2567951)

A more technical version of the Security Bulletin can be found at Microsoft TechNet and an end-user version is available at Microsoft’s Safety & Security Center website.

See also the MSRC blog: A live BlueHat Prize webcast and the August 2011 security updates

More information is available at the website of Microsoft Security Response Center.

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