Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2010
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This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for August 2010.
With the release of the bulletins for August 2010, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued August 5, 2010. 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 August 11, 2010, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the August Security Bulletin Webcast. After this date, this webcast is available on-demand. For more information, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Summaries and Webcasts.
For the out-of-band security bulletin, MS10-046, originally announced in version 1.0 of this bulletin summary, Microsoft issued a corresponding bulletin advance notification on July 30, 2010, and hosted a bulletin webcast on August 2, 2010. This August 2, 2010 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:
- Sergey I. Ulasen and Oleg Kupreev of VirusBlokAda for reporting an issue described in MS10-046
- Andreas Marx and Maik Morgenstern of AV-Test for reporting an issue described in MS10-046
- Will Dormann of CERT/CC for working with us on an issue described in MS10-046
- Niels Teusink for working with us on an issue described in MS10-046
- Stefan Kanthak for working with us on an issue described in MS10-046
- Tavis Ormandy of Google Inc. for reporting three issues described in MS10-047
- Tavis Ormandy of Google Inc. for reporting an issue described in MS10-048
- Matthieu Suiche of MoonSols for reporting two issues described in MS10-048
- Matthieu Suiche of MoonSols for working with us on the defense-in-depth changes addressed in MS10-048
- Nicolás Economou of Core Security Technologies for reporting an issue described in MS10-048
- Marsh Ray and Steve Dispensa of PhoneFactor for reporting an issue described in MS10-049
- Dyon Balding of Secunia for reporting an issue described in MS10-050
- SkyLined of Google Inc. for reporting an issue described in MS10-051
- Moritz Jodeit of n.runs AG, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting an issue described in MS10-052
- David Bloom of Google Inc. for reporting an issue described in MS10-053
- Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team for reporting four issues described in MS10-053
- Gambino ZaDarkSide for reporting an issue described in MS10-053
- Laurent Gaffié of stratsec, for reporting an issue described in MS10-054
- Todd Wease and Richard Johnson of Sourcefire VRT, for reporting an issue described in MS10-054
- Riku Hietamaki and Joshua Morin of Codenomicon, for reporting an issue described in MS10-054
- An anonymous researcher, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting an issue described in MS10-055
- L.W.Z of team509, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting an issue described in MS10-056
- Wushi of team509, working with VeriSign iDefense Labs, for reporting an issue described in MS10-056
- team509, working with VeriSign iDefense Labs, for reporting an issue described in MS10-056
- Rodrigo Rubira Branco of the Check Point IPS Research Team for reporting an issue described in MS10-056
- An anonymous researcher, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting an issue described in MS10-056
- Damián Frizza of Core Security Technologies for reporting an issue described in MS10-057
- Darren Willis of Fourteenforty Research Institute, Inc. for reporting an issue described in MS10-058
- Matthieu Suiche of MoonSols for reporting an issue described in MS10-058
- Cesar Cerrudo of Argeniss for working with us on two issues described in MS10-059
- Carsten Book of the Mozilla Corporation for reporting an issue described in MS10-060
- Eamon Nerbonne for reporting an issue described in MS10-060
- 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 (August 2, 2010): Bulletin Summary published.
- V2.0 (August 10, 2010): Added the bulletins, MS10-047 to MS10-060.
- V2.1 (September 1, 2010): Added note for MS10-056 to inform customers using Word 2007 that in addition to security update package KB2251419, they also need to install the security update package KB2277947.