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SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft August Security Bulletin Update

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Microsoft has updated their August Security Bulletin as of August 10, 2010…

A webcast is scheduled for 2:00 PM Eastern on August 11, 2010 – Register here

The following information was provided courtesy of US-CERT National Cyber Alert System
Technical Cyber Security Alert TA10-222A:

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Office
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Silverlight

Overview

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Microsoft .NET Framework, and Microsoft Silverlight.

I. Description

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2010 describes multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Microsoft .NET framework, and Microsoft Silverlight. Microsoft has released updates to address the vulnerabilities.

One of the bulletins released, MS10-046, addresses a previously identified vulnerability in the Windows Shell that is actively being exploited.

II. Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a vulnerable system or application to crash.

III. Solution

Apply updates

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2010. The security bulletin describes any known issues related to the updates. Administrators are encouraged to note these issues and test for any potentially adverse effects. Administrators should consider using an automated update distribution system such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

IV. References

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2010 –http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-aug.mspx
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046 – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-046.mspx
US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#940193 – http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/940193
Microsoft Windows Server Update Services – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx


Summary:In short, apply updates to all your Microsoft Windows based systems ASAP using Microsoft Updates or WSUS.

If you require assistance with Microsoft Windows Updates or WSUS, please call us at 864-990-4748 or email info@homelandsecureit.com

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