Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2009
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This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for October 2009.
With the release of the bulletins for October 2009, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued October 8, 2009. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.
For information about how to receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft security bulletins are issued, visit Microsoft Technical Security Notifications.
Microsoft is hosting a webcast to address customer questions on these bulletins on October 14, 2009, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the October security bulletin webcast. After this date, this webcast is available on-demand. For more information, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Summaries and Webcasts.
Microsoft also provides information to help customers prioritize monthly security updates with any non-security, high-priority updates that are being released on the same day as the monthly security updates. Please see the section, Other Information.
Microsoft has released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.
For information about non-security releases on Windows Update and Microsoft Update, please see:
- Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 894199: Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content. Includes all Windows content.
- Updates from Past Months for Windows Server Update Services. Displays all new, revised, and rereleased updates for Microsoft products other than Microsoft Windows.
To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please visit the active protections Web sites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.
Update Management Strategies
Security Guidance for Update Management provides additional information about Microsoft’s best-practice recommendations for applying security updates.
Obtaining Other Security Updates
Updates for other security issues are available from the following locations:
- Security updates are available from Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update".
- Updates for consumer platforms are available from Microsoft Update.
- You can obtain the security updates offered this month on Windows Update, from Download Center on Security and Critical Releases ISO CD Image files. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 913086.
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Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Matthieu Suiche of the Netherlands Forensics Institute for reporting an issue described in MS09-050
- Ivan Fratric of Zero Day Initiative and Jun Xie of McAfee Avert Labs for reporting an issue described in MS09-051
- Vinay Anantharaman of Adobe Systems, Inc. for reporting an issue described in MS09-051
- Yamata Li of Palo Alto Networks for reporting an issue described in MS09-052
- SkyLined of Google Inc. for reporting an issue described in MS09-054
- Mark Dowd of IBM ISS X-Force for reporting an issue described in MS09-054
- TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative for reporting an issue described in MS09-054
- Sam Thomas of eshu.co.uk, working with TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative, for reporting an issue described in MS09-054
- Ian Wright and Jean-Luc Giraud of Citrix for working with us on an issue described in MS09-056
- Dan Kaminsky of IOActive for reporting two issues described in MS09-056
- Yamata Li of Palo Alto Networks for reporting an issue described in MS09-057
- Tavis Ormandy and Neel Mehta of Google Inc. for reporting two issues described in MS09-058
- NSFocus Security Team for reporting an issue described in MS09-058
- David Dewey of IBM ISS X-Force for reporting an issue described in MS09-060
- Ryan Smith of VeriSign iDefense Labs for reporting two issues described in MS09-060
- Pavel Minaev for reporting an issue described in MS09-061
- Jeroen Frijters of Sumatra for reporting an issue described in MS09-061
- Yamata Li of Palo Alto Networks for reporting an issue described in MS09-062
- Thomas Garnier of SkyRecon for reporting an issue described in MS09-062
- Wushi of VeriSign iDefense Labs for reporting an issue described in MS09-062
- Ivan Fratric of Zero Day Initiative for reporting an issue described in MS09-062
- Tavis Ormandy of Google Inc. for reporting two issues described in MS09-062
- Carlo Di Dato (aka shinnai) for reporting an issue described in MS09-062
- Marsu Pilami of VeriSign iDefense Labs for reporting an issue described in MS09-062
- Carsten H. Eiram of Secunia for reporting an issue described in MS09-062
- The affected software listed have been tested to determine which versions are affected. Other versions are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your software version, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
- Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Security Support or 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates. For more information about available support options, see Microsoft Help and Support.
- International customers can receive support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support that is associated with security updates. For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues, visit International Help and Support.
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- V1.0 (October 13, 2009): Bulletin Summary published.
- V1.1 (October 14, 2009): Corrected the download link for Windows XP x64 Edition Service Pack 2 for MS09-055.
- V1.2 (October 18, 2009): Revised the Executive Summary for MS09-054 to provide direction for Firefox users.
- V2.0 (October 28, 2009): Added Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007, Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 1, and Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2 as affected software for MS09-062, and added notes for MS09-062 for SQL Server 2005 customers with a Reporting Services SharePoint dependency.
- V3.0 (November 2, 2009): Revised to announce the availability of a hotfix for MS09-054 to address application compatibility issues. Customers who have already applied this update may install the hotfix from Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 976749.
- V3.1 (November 4, 2009): Removed erroneous references to the original release version of Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 as affected software in MS09-060 and MS09-062.
- V4.0 (November 10, 2009): Bulletin revised to communicate the rerelease of the update for Audio Compression Manager on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 in MS09-051 to fix a detection issue. This is a detection change only; there were no changes to the binaries. Customers who have successfully updated their systems do not need to reinstall this update.
- V4.1 (January 12, 2010): Removed Microsoft Expression Web, Microsoft Expression Web 2, Microsoft Office Groove 2007, and Microsoft Office Groove 2007 Service Pack 1 as affected software for MS09-062.
- V4.2 (June 22, 2010): Removed .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 as an affected component on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for MS09-061.