Monday, October 11, 2010

Microsoft October Security Bulletin

Microsoft has just issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification telling that in their October release there will be sixteen bulletins. This will be the biggest Patch Tuesday ever, with a total of 49 vulnerabilities set to be fixed.

Four bulletins will have the severity rating of critical and will be for Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. They will concern flaws that could allow malicious remote code execution.

Ten bulletins will have the severity rating of important and will be for Microsoft Server Software, Windows, and Office.

Two bulletins will have the severity rating of moderate and will be for Microsoft Windows.

Windows sysadmins, get ready. On October 13, 2010, Jerry Bryant, group manager at Microsoft, and special guest Jonathan Ness, principle security SDE lead, from the Security Research & Defense team, will make a public webcast where they will go into details about the bulletins, and answer questions live on the air.

If you want to attend this webcast, register in advance:

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)

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