November 2009 - Posts
One more thing I should mention is this. Last week I found a very useful tool to keep your compter up-to-date with the latest patches and updates. Secunia has a free program which scans your computer for vulnerabilities in programs. It will tell you that you need to update a program. It's called: "PSI: Personal Software Inspector". It can be downloaded from the Secunia website.
There's also a version called CSI: Corporate Software Inspector for the corporate world. Or, if you want to do it the online way then you can use the OSI: Online Software Inspector. Unfortunately, for this you need Java installed.
For more detailed information visit the Secunia website.
Yesterday, November 10, was once again patch-tuesday. Microsoft released another 6 security bulletins, addressing a total of 15 vulnerabilities. Three of them rated as "Critical" and three as "Important". Here's the list:
- MS09-063 - Vulnerability in Web Services on Devices API Could Allow Remote Code Execution (973565)
- MS09-064 - Vulnerability in License Logging Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (974783)
- MS09-065 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (969947)
- MS09-066 - Vulnerability in Active Directory Could Allow Denial of Service (973309)
- MS09-067 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (972652)
- MS09-068 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (976307)
A more technical version of the Security Bulletin can be found at Microsoft TechNet and an end-user version is available at Microsoft's Security website.
See also the MSRC blog: November 2009 Security Bulletin Release. And the Security Research and Defense blog for additional technical information on these updates.
If your computer has not updated itself yet, then it's now time to move yor mouse to the Microsoft Update website to start downloading the patches.
Have a wonderful day! The sun was out here today in Washington after days and days of rain...
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