Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2011
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This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for October 2011.
With the release of the security bulletins for October 2011, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued October 6, 2011. 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 12, 2011, 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 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:
- Mila Parkour, working with Anshul Kothari and Nishant Kaushik of Adobe Systems, Inc. for reporting an issue described in MS11-075
- Andrei Lutas of BitDefender for reporting an issue described in MS11-077
- Tarjei Mandt of Norman for reporting an issue described in MS11-077
- Maik Wellmann for reporting an issue described in MS11-077
- Will Dorman of the CERT/CC for reporting an issue described in MS11-077
- An anonymous contributor working with Beyond Security's SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure program for reporting an issue described in MS11-078
- Tenable Network Security for reporting three issues described in MS11-079
- Elisabeth Demeter of SEC Consult Unternehmensberatung GmbH for reporting an issue described in MS11-079
- Bo Zhou of National University of Defense Technology for reporting an issue described in MS11-080
- Vishwas Sharma of McAfee Labs for reporting an issue described in MS11-081
- David Bloom of Greplin for reporting two issues described in MS11-081
- Ivan Fratric, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting two issues described in MS11-081
- GWSlabs, working with VeriSign iDefense Labs, for reporting an issue described in MS11-081
- Sebastian Apelt, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting an issue described in MS11-081
- An anonymous researcher, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting an issue described in MS11-081
- Eduardo Vela Nava of Google Inc. and David Bloom of Greplin for working with us on defense-in-depth changes included in MS11-081
- Soroush Dalili for working with us on defense-in-depth changes included in MS11-081
- Billy Rios of Google Inc. for working with us on defense-in-depth changes included in MS11-081
- 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 11, 2011): Bulletin Summary published.
- V1.1 (October 26, 2011): For MS11-078, corrected Server Core installation applicability for .NET Framework 4 on Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems.