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RSS Feed Information

Microsoft provides several RSS feeds listing the 50 most recent security items published by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC). The RSS feed information provided here is specific to the following feeds:

The feeds are RSS version 2.0 formatted, and include these tags:

  • The <item>/<pubDate> tag reflects the last date the item was published, or the content was updated.
  • The <item>/<title> tag is defined as follows:
    <identifier> - [Optional severity : ] Item descriptive title [(Optional KnowledgeBase article identifier)] - Version: <version string>

Following are some example feed <item>/<title> strings:

a) Microsoft Security Bulletin

MS14-035 - Critical: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2969262) - Version: 1.1
Identifier: MS14-035
Optional severity: Critical
Item descriptive title: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
Optional KnowledgeBase article identifier: 2969262
Version string: 1.1

b) Microsoft Security Advisory

2960358 - Update for Disabling RC4 in .NET TLS - Version: 1.1
Identifier: 2960358
Optional severity: n/a
Item descriptive title: Update for Disabling RC4 in .NET TLS
Optional KnowledgeBase article identifier: n/a – the Identifier is the KB article ID for advisories
Version string: 1.1