Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2010
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This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for October 2010.
With the release of the bulletins for October 2010, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued October 7, 2010. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.
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Microsoft is hosting a webcast to address customer questions on these bulletins on October 13, 2010, 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:
- Sirdarckcat of Google Inc. for reporting an issue described in MS10-071
- Mario Heiderich for reporting an issue described in MS10-071
- Takehiro Takahashi of IBM ISS X-Force for reporting an issue described in MS10-071
- Peter Vreugdenhil, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting an issue described in MS10-071
- Damián Frizza of Core Security Technologies for reporting an issue described in MS10-071
- Aldwin Saugere and Radoslav Vasilev of Cigital for reporting an issue described in MS10-071
- Rodrigo Rubira Branco of Check Point IPS Research Center for reporting an issue described in MS10-071
- Sirdarckcat of Google Inc. for reporting an issue described in MS10-072
- Mario Heiderich for reporting an issue described in MS10-072
- Sergey Golovanov, Alexander Gostev, Maxim Golovkin, and Alexey Monastyrsky of Kaspersky Lab, and Vitaly Kiktenko and Alexander Saprykin of Design and Test Lab for reporting an issue described in MS10-073
- Eric Chien of Symantec for reporting an issue described in MS10-073
- Tarjei Mandt of Norman for working with us on an issue described in MS10-073
- Carsten H. Eiram of Secunia for working with us on an issue described in MS10-074
- Oleksandr Mirosh, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting an issue described in MS10-075
- Sebastian Apelt, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting an issue described in MS10-076
- Ivan Fratric for reporting, through the iSIGHT Partners Global Vulnerability Partnership, an issue described in MS10-076
- Jeroen Frijters of Sumatra for reporting an issue described in MS10-077
- Sebastian Apelt of siberas for reporting an issue described in MS10-078
- Diego Juarez of Core Security Technologies for reporting an issue described in MS10-078
- Chaouki Bekrar of VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team for reporting ten issues described in MS10-079
- Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team for reporting an issue described in MS10-079
- Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for reporting an issue described in MS10-079
- Alin Rad Pop of Secunia for reporting two issues described in MS10-080
- Chaouki Bekrar of VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team for reporting ten issues described in MS10-080
- Omair for reporting an issue described in MS10-080
- Carsten H. Eiram of Secunia for reporting two issues described in MS10-080
- Krystian Kloskowski (h07), working with Secunia, for reporting an issue described in MS10-081
- SkyLined of Google Inc. for reporting an issue described in MS10-082
- HD Moore of Rapid7 for reporting an issue described in MS10-083
- David Dewey of IBM ISS X-Force and Ryan Smith of Accuvant, formerly of VeriSign iDefense Labs, for working with us on the defense-in-depth changes addressed in MS10-083
- The Mu Test Suite Team at Mu Dynamics for reporting an issue described in MS10-085
- 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 12, 2010): Bulletin Summary published.
- V1.1 (October 13, 2010): For MS10-077, changed the vulnerability severity rating for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to Important. Also, for MS10-082, corrected the download link for Windows Media Player 11 on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2.
- V2.0 (October 18, 2010): For MS10-085, changed the Executive Summary description to clarify that the vulnerability can be exploited on affected systems that are configured to receive SSL network traffic. 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.
- V3.0 (December 14, 2010): Revised this Bulletin Summary to announce the following: For MS10-077, new update packages for .NET Framework 4.0 to correct an issue in the setup that could interfere with the successful installation of other updates and/or products. Customers who have already successfully updated their systems do not need to take any action. For MS10-083, an additional update for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (KB979688) and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (KB979688) for users who have installed Windows Search 4.0 on Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008, then installed the security update offered in KB2405882, and then migrated to Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2. The new update is available from Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2405882.
- V4.0 (February 22, 2011): For MS10-077, a detection change now offers the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 update packages to customers who install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 after installing Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1, or Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1. Customers who have already successfully updated their systems do not need to take any action.
- V4.1 (October 26, 2011): For MS10-077, corrected Server Core installation applicability for .NET Framework 4 on Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems.