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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2012

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Version: 2.0

This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for September 2012.

With the release of the security bulletins for September 2012, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued September 19, 2012. 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 September 12, 2012, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the September Security Bulletin Webcast. After this date, this webcast is available on-demand.

Microsoft is hosting a webcast to address customer questions on the out-of-band security bulletin on September 21, 2012, at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the September Security Bulletin Webcast. After this date, this webcast is available on-demand.

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.

Bulletin Information

Executive Summaries

Exploitability Index

Affected Software and Download Locations

Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance

Other Information

Non-Security 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 websites 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.


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  • V1.0 (September 11, 2012): Bulletin Summary published.
  • V2.0 (September 21, 2012): Added Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-063, Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2744842). Also added the bulletin webcast link for this out-of-band security bulletin.