One critical security patch next week

On September 8, 2005, in Security, by

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Title: September 2005 Microsoft Security Response Center Bulletin
Notification
Issued: September 8, 2005
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Summary
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As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft
provides advance notification to our customers on the number of new
security updates being released, the products affected, the
aggregate maximum severity and information about detection tools
relevant to the update. This is intended to help our customers plan
for the deployment of these security updates more effectively.

In addition, to help customers prioritize monthly security updates
with any non-security updates released on Microsoft Update, Windows
Update, Windows Server Update Services and Software Update Services
on the same day as the monthly security bulletins, we also provide:
– Information about the release of updated versions of the
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.
– Information about the release of NON-SECURITY, High Priority
updates on Microsoft Update (MU), Windows Update (WU), Windows
Server Update Services (WSUS) and Software Update Services (SUS).
Note that this information will pertain ONLY to updates on Windows
Update and only about High Priority, non-security updates being
released on the same day as security updates. Information will NOT
be provided about Non-security updates released on other days.

On 13 September 2005 Microsoft is planning to release:

Security Updates
– One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows. The
highest Maximum Severity rating for this is critical. These updates
may require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA).

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
– Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft
Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.

Note that this tool will NOT be distributed using Software Update
Services (SUS).

Non-security High Priority updates on MU, WU, WSUS and SUS
– Microsoft will release one NON-SECURITY High-Priority Updates for
Windows on Microsoft Update (MU), Windows Update (WU), Windows
Server Update Services (WSUS) and Software Update Services (SUS).

Although we do not anticipate any changes, the number of bulletins,
products affected, restart information and severities are subject to
change until released.

Microsoft will host a webcast next week to address customer
questions on these bulletins. For more information on this webcast
please see below:
– TechNet Webcast: Information about Microsoft’s [MONTH] Security
Bulletins (Level 100)
– Wednesday, 14 September 11:00 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US &
Canada)
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1
032279532&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US

At this time no additional information on these bulletins such as
details regarding severity or details regarding the vulnerability
will be made available until 13 September 2005.
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Support:
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Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support
Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-2338). There is no
charge for support calls associated with security updates.
International customers can get support from their local Microsoft
subsidiaries. Phone numbers for international support can be found
at:
http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx

Additional Resources:
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valuable information to help you protect your network. This
newsletter provides practical security tips, topical security
guidance, useful resources and links, pointers to helpful
community resources, and a forum for you to provide feedback
and ask security-related questions.
You can sign up for the newsletter at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/secnews/default.mspx

* Protect your PC: Microsoft has provided information on how you
can help protect your PC at the following locations:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

If you receive an e-mail that claims to be distributing a
Microsoft security update, it is a hoax that may be distributing a
virus. Microsoft does not distribute security updates via e-mail.
You can learn more about Microsoft’s software distribution
policies here:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/topics/policy/swdist.mspx

 

One Response to One critical security patch next week

  1. Andrew says:

    Does it affect ALL Windows, or just some?