RIP Windows XP

Has been a long time ago here, but today is an important day. Microsoft ends support and security updates for Windows XP. It was a great platform but it’s time for a change. Check out your options here.

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2012

On May 8th, Microsoft released 7 security bulletins. Three were rated as “critical” and four rated as “important”. Critical: MS12-029 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2680352) MS12-034 – Combined Security Update for Microsoft Office, Windows, .NET Framework, and Silverlight (2681578) MS12-035 – Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2693777) Important: MS12-030 – Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2663830) MS12-031 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2597981) MS12-032 – Vulnerability in TCP/IP Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2688338) MS12-033 – Vulnerability in Windows … Continue reading Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2012

A bit late, but here are the security updates for April 2012. On April 10 Microsoft released 6 security bulletins. Four of them are considered as “critical” and two are “important”. Critical: MS12-023 – Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2675157) MS12-024 – Vulnerability in Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2653956) MS12-025 – Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2671605) MS12-027 – Vulnerability in Windows Common Controls Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2664258) Important: MS12-026 – Vulnerabilities in Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) Could Allow Information Disclosure (2663860) MS12-028 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow … Continue reading Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2012

This is a bit late, but at least it’s still March.. On March 13th, Microsoft released 6 security bulletins. One was rated as “Critical”, four rated as “important” and one rated as “moderate”. Critical: MS12-020 – Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2671387) Important: MS12-017 – Vulnerability in DNS Server Could Allow Denial of Service (2647170) MS12-018 – Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2641653) MS12-021 – Vulnerability in Visual Studio Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2651019) MS12-022 – Vulnerability in Expression Design Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2651018) Moderate: MS12-019 – Vulnerability … Continue reading Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2012

Yesterday, Microsoft released 9 security bulletins. Four of them are rated as “critical” and five rated as “important”. Critical: MS12-008 – Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2660465) MS12-010 – Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2647516) MS12-013 – Vulnerability in C Run-Time Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2654428) MS12-016 – Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Microsoft Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2651026) Important: MS12-009 – Vulnerabilities in Ancillary Function Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2645640) MS12-011 – Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2663841) MS12-012 – Vulnerability in Color … Continue reading Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2011

On Tuesday December 13th, while I was driving from Iowa to Oklahoma City, Microsoft released 13 security bulletins. Three of them are rated as “critical” and 10 rated as “important”. Critical: MS11-087 – Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2639417) MS11-090 – Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (2618451) MS11-092 – Vulnerability in Windows Media Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2648048) Important: MS11-088 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Office IME (Chinese) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2652016) MS11-089 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2590602) MS11-091 – Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Publisher Could … Continue reading Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2011

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2011

Today Microsoft released 4 security updates. One of them is rated as “Critical”, two are rated as “Important” and the last one is rated as “Moderate”. Here’s the shortlist: Critical: MS11-083 – Vulnerability in TCP/IP Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2588516) Important: MS11-085 – Vulnerability in Windows Mail and Windows Meeting Space Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2620704) MS11-086 – Vulnerability in Active Directory Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2630837) Moderate: MS11-084 – Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Denial of Service (2617657) A more technical version of the Security Bulletin can be found at Microsoft TechNet and an … Continue reading Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2011

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2011

On Tuesday, October 11th, Microsoft released 8 security bulletins. Two of them are rated as “critical” and six are rated as “important”. Critical: MS11-078 – Vulnerability in .NET Framework and Microsoft Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2604930) MS11-081 – Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2586448) Important: MS11-075 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Active Accessibility Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2623699) MS11-076 – Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2604926) MS11-077 – Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2567053) MS11-079 – Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway Could Cause Remote Code … Continue reading Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2011