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Robert Keith | 11 May 2010 17:55:51 GMT

Hello and welcome to this month’s blog on the Microsoft patch releases. This is a fairly light month—the vendor is releasing two bulletins covering a total of two vulnerabilities.

Both of the issues are rated “Critical” and affect Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Outlook Express, Office, and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Both issues are client-side and can result in remote code-execution in the context of the currently logged-in user if an attacker can trick an unsuspecting victim into performing some action.

As always, customers are advised to follow these security best practices:

- Install vendor patches as soon as they are available.
- Run all software with the least privileges required while still maintaining functionality.
- Avoid handling files from unknown or questionable sources.
- Never visit sites of unknown or questionable integrity.
- Block external access at the network perimeter to all key...

Robert Keith | 13 Apr 2010 18:57:25 GMT

Hello and welcome to this month’s blog on the Microsoft patch releases. This is a fairly busy month—the vendor is releasing 11 bulletins covering a total of 25 vulnerabilities.

Nine of the issues are rated “Critical” and affect SMB client, Media Services, DirectShow, Media Player, and Windows Authenticode Signature Verification. The SMB and Windows Authenticode Signature Verification vulnerabilities have the potential to result in a complete system compromise upon successful exploitation. The remaining issues are rated “Important” and “Moderate” and affect ISATAP, Exchange, VBScript, Publisher, Visio, and the Windows kernel.

As always, customers are advised to follow these security best practices:

- Install vendor patches as soon as they are available.
- Run all software with the least privileges required while still maintaining functionality.
- Avoid handling files from unknown or questionable sources.
- Never visit sites of...