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KB979683

April 26th, 2010 · No Comments · 5,132 views

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves several privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logged on locally and ran a specially crafted application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit these vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities could not be exploited remotely or by anonymous users.The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting validations, the creation of symbolic links, the resolution of virtual registry key paths, and exceptions handling. Keep reading →

KB981210

April 26th, 2010 · No Comments · 2,589 views

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Windows Authenticode Verification that could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited either vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by performing additional verification operations when signing and verifying a portable executable or cabinet file. Keep reading →

KB977816

April 26th, 2010 · No Comments · 2,880 views

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 audio codecs. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opened a specially crafted AVI file containing an MPEG Layer-3 audio stream. If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the way that the Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 audio codecs decode the MPEG Layer-3 audio stream in specially crafted AVI files. Keep reading →

KB981210

April 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · 2,544 views

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Windows Authenticode Verification that could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited either vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by performing additional verification operations when signing and verifying a portable executable or cabinet file. Keep reading →

KB971468

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments · 3,855 views

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves several privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker created a specially crafted SMB packet and sent the packet to an affected system. Firewall best practices and standard default firewall configurations can help protect networks from attacks originating outside the enterprise perimeter that would attempt to exploit these vulnerabilities. The security update addresses these vulnerabilities by correcting the way that SMB validates SMB requests. Keep reading →

KB978251

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments · 4,437 views

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker sent a specially crafted SMB response to a client-initiated SMB request. To exploit these vulnerabilities, an attacker must convince the user to initiate an SMB connection to a malicious SMB server.The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting the manner in which the SMB client validates responses. Keep reading →

KB977165

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments · 3,788 views

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves one publicly disclosed and one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logged on to the system and then ran a specially crafted application. To exploit either vulnerability, an attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally. The vulnerabilities could not be exploited remotely or by anonymous users.The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by ensuring that the Windows Kernel handles exceptions properly. Keep reading →

KB974145

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments · 2,035 views

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if specially crafted packets are sent to a computer with IPv6 enabled. An attacker could try to exploit the vulnerability by creating specially crafted ICMPv6 packets and sending the packets to a system with IPv6 enabled. This vulnerability may only be exploited if the attacker is on-link. The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by changing the way Windows TCP/IP performs bounds checking and other packet handling operations. Keep reading →

KB977935

February 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · 2,181 views

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opened a specially crafted AVI file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the way that DirectShow opens AVI files. Keep reading →

KB979682

January 25th, 2010 · No Comments · 2,262 views

Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a vulnerability in the Windows kernel. We are not aware of attacks that try to use the reported vulnerability or of customer impact at this time.
We are actively working with partners in our Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) to provide information that they can use to provide broader protections to customers.
Upon completion of this investigation, Microsoft will take the appropriate action to help protect our customers. This may include providing a security update through our monthly release process or providing an out-of-band security update, depending on customer needs.