Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2010
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This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for March 2010.
With the release of the bulletins for March 2010, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued March 4, 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 March 10, 2010, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the March 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 added to Version 2.0 of this bulletin summary, MS10-018, Microsoft is hosting a webcast to address customer questions on the bulletin on March 30, 2010, at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the March 30, 1:00 PM 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:
- Damián Frizza of Core Security Technologies for reporting an issue described in MS10-016
- Nicolas Joly of the VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team for reporting an issue described in MS10-017
- Sean Larsson of VeriSign iDefense Labs for reporting four issues described in MS10-017
- An anonymous researcher, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting an issue described in MS10-017
- Damián Frizza of Core Security Technologies for reporting an issue described in MS10-017
- Secunia for working with us on an issue described in MS10-018
- Daiki Fukumori of Cyber Defense Institute Inc. for reporting an issue described in MS10-018
- Alexander Kornbrust of Red Database Security for reporting an issue described in MS10-018
- Ivan Fratric of iSIGHT Partners Global Vulnerability Partnership for reporting an issue described in MS10-018
- Wushi of team509, working with VeriSign iDefense Labs for reporting an issue described in MS10-018
- Simon Zuckerbraun, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative for reporting an issue described in MS10-018
- Paul Stone of Context Information Security for reporting an issue described in MS10-018
- An anonymous researcher, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative for reporting an issue described in MS10-018
- ADLab of VenusTech for reporting two issues described in MS10-018
- 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 (March 9, 2010): Bulletin Summary published.
- V2.0 (March 30, 2010): Added Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-018, Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer (980182). Also added the bulletin webcast link for this out-of-band security bulletin.
- V3.0 (May 3, 2010): Announced availability of Microsoft Producer download associated with MS10-016.
- V3.1 (August 11, 2010): Removed Windows Movie Maker 2.6 as an affected component on Windows 7 for MS10-016.