August 2010 - Posts
Big news today! Intel announced that it would aquire McAfee. For the details check the McAfee for the Announcement. Or hear directly about the deal from Intel Senior VP Renee James and McAfee president and CEO Dave DeWalt on the YouTube video.
Since yesterday you can download a refresh of the Beta version of Windows Live Essentials. And really, it's getting better and better. Especially Live Photo Gallery looks great. For more information, system requirements and to download, see Windows Live Essentials Beta website.
Yesterday was patch-Tuesday and Microsoft posted their Security bulletins. This time it's really a busy month; there are 15 bulletins addressing 34 vulnerabilities. There are 9 bulletins rated as "critical" and 6 of them are rated as "Important".
- MS10-046 - Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2286198)
- MS10-049 - Vulnerabilities in SChannel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (980436)
- MS10-051 - Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2079403)
- MS10-052 - Vulnerability in Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Codecs Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2115168)
- MS10-053 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2183461)
- MS10-054 - Vulnerabilities in SMB Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (982214)
- MS10-055 - Vulnerability in Cinepak Codec Could Allow Remote Code Execution (982665)
- MS10-056 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2269638)
- MS10-060 - Vulnerabilities in the Microsoft .NET Common Language Runtime and in Microsoft Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2265906)
- MS10-047 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (981852)
- MS10-048 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2160329)
- MS10-050 - Vulnerability in Windows Movie Maker Could Allow Remote Code Execution (981997)
- MS10-057 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2269707)
- MS10-058 - Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (978886)
- MS10-059 - Vulnerabilities in the Tracing Feature for Services Could Allow an Elevation of Privilege (982799)
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: August 2010 Security Bulletin Release.
If you do not have automatic updating turned on, or to check whether you need the update, go to Microsoft Update. Microsoft Update is an online tool that will scan your computer and provide you a report about what updates your computer needs.
From another great Starbucks store somewhere in the Olympia, WA area... Have a great day!
Today Microsoft released their August Security Bulletin Advanced Notification. Will be a busy day next week as there are 14 bulletins, of which 8 are rated as "critical", addressing 34 Vulnerabilities. This is the most ever in one month.
On July 29th Microsoft released an out of band patch to address security advisory 2286198. For more details see Microsoft Security Response Center blog. More technical details can be found at the Microsoft Malware Protection Center post: Stuxnet, malicious .LNKs, ...and then there was Sality.
Of course you can always point your mouse to the Microsoft Update.Or launch Windows Update from your Windows 7 Start Menu.