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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2010

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Version: 2.1

This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for November 2010.

With the release of the bulletins for November 2010, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued November 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 November 10, 2010, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the November 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.

Bulletin Information

Executive Summaries

Exploitability Index

Affected Software and Download Locations

Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance

Other Information

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

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.

Non-Security, High-Priority Updates on MU, WU, and WSUS

For information about non-security releases on Windows Update and Microsoft Update, please see:

Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

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.

Security Strategies and Community

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.

IT Pro Security Community

Learn to improve security and optimize your IT infrastructure, and participate with other IT Pros on security topics in IT Pro Security Community.


Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:


  • 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 (November 9, 2010): Bulletin Summary published.
  • V1.1 (November 9, 2010): For MS10-088, corrected the affected version from "Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer" to "Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2". This is an informational change only. Customers who have already successfully updated their systems, including customers with automatic updating enabled, do not need to take any action. Customers who have not installed this update previously may need to reassess whether their systems require this update based on the affected software as revised.
  • V1.2 (November 17, 2010): For MS10-087, corrected the Exploitability Index to add CVE-2010-2573 as a vulnerability addressed by this update. This is an informational change only.
  • V2.0 (December 15, 2010): Revised this Bulletin Summary to announce that for MS10-087, security updates are now available for Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac (KB2476512) and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac (KB2476511). Microsoft recommends that users of these software apply these updates at the earliest opportunity.
  • V2.1 (April 13, 2011): Revised this Bulletin Summary to announce that the security update for Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac (KB2505924) is available. See MS10-087 and MS10-088 for details.