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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2010

Published: October 12, 2010 | Updated: October 26, 2011

Version: 4.1

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.

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 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.

Bulletin Information

The following table summarizes the security bulletins for this month in order of severity.

For details on affected software, see the next section, Affected Software and Download Locations.

Bulletin IDBulletin Title and Executive SummaryMaximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability ImpactRestart RequirementAffected Software
MS10-071 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2360131 )

This security update resolves seven privately reported vulnerabilities and three publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows,
Internet Explorer
MS10-075 Vulnerability in Media Player Network Sharing Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2281679)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows Media Player network sharing service. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sent a specially crafted RTSP packet to an affected system. However, Internet access to home media is disabled by default. In this default configuration, the vulnerability can be exploited only by an attacker within the same subnet.
Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Windows
MS10-076 Vulnerability in the Embedded OpenType Font Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (982132)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in a Microsoft Windows component, the Embedded OpenType (EOT) Font Engine. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system remotely. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Windows
MS10-077 Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2160841)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution on a client system if a user views a specially crafted Web page using a Web browser that can run XAML Browser Applications (XBAPs). Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. The vulnerability could also allow remote code execution on a server system running IIS, if that server allows processing ASP.NET pages and an attacker succeeds in uploading a specially crafted ASP.NET page to that server and then executes the page, as could be the case in a Web hosting scenario.
Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Windows,
Microsoft .NET Framework
MS10-072 Vulnerabilities in SafeHTML Could Allow Information Disclos ure (2412048)

This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint and Windows SharePoint Services. The vulnerabilities could allow information disclosure if an attacker submits specially crafted script to a target site using SafeHTML.
Important
Information Disclosure
May require restartMicrosoft Server Software
MS10-073 Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (981957)

This security update resolves several publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in the Windows kernel-mode drivers. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to an affected system and runs a specially crafted application.

An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability. The vulnerability could not be exploited remotely or by anonymous users.

Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
MS10-078 Vulnerabilities in the OpenType Font (OTF) Format Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2279986)

This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in the Windows OpenType Font (OTF) format driver. This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. All supported editions of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 are not affected by the vulnerability.

The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if a user views content rendered in a specially crafted OpenType font. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability. The vulnerability could not be exploited remotely or by anonymous users.
Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
MS10-079 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2293194)

This security update resolves eleven privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Word file. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Office
MS10-080 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2293211)

This security update resolves thirteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Excel file or a specially crafted Lotus 1-2-3 file. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Office
MS10-081 Vulnerability in Windows Common Control Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2296011)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Windows common control library. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user visited a specially crafted Web page. If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Important
Remote Code Execution
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
MS10-082 Vulnerabilit y in Windows Media Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2378111)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Media Player. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if Windows Media Player opened specially crafted media content hosted on a malicious Web site. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Windows
MS10-083 Vulnerability in COM Validation in Windows Shell and WordPad Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2405882)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted file using WordPad or selects or opens a shortcut file that is on a network or WebDAV share. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Important
Remote Code Execution
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
MS10-084 Vulnerability in Windows Local Procedure Call Could Cause Elevation of Privilege (2360937)

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. All supported editions of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 are not affected by the vulnerability.

The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to an affected system and runs specially crafted code that sends an LPC message to the local LRPC Server. The message could then allow an authenticated user to access resources that are running in the context of the NetworkService account. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.
Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
MS10-085 Vulnerability in SChannel Could Allow Denial of Service (2207566)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Secure Channel (SChannel) security package in Windows. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an affected system received a specially crafted packet message via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). By default, all supported editions of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 are not configured to receive SSL network traffic.
Important
Denial of Service
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
MS10-074 Vulnerability in Microsoft Foundation Classes Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2387149)

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user is logged on with administrative user rights and opens an application built with the MFC Library. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could obtain the same permissions as the currently logged-on user. If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take complete control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Moderate
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Windows
MS10-086 Vulnerability in Windows Shared Cluster Disks Could Allow Tampering (2294255)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 R2 when used as a shared failover cluster. The vulnerability could allow data tampering on the administrative shares of failover cluster disks. By default, Windows Server 2008 R2 servers are not affected by this vulnerability. This vulnerability only applies to the cluster disks used in a failover cluster.
Moderate
Tampering
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows

The following table provides an exploitability assessment of each of the vulnerabilities addressed this month. The vulnerabilities are listed in order of decreasing exploitability assessment level then CVE ID. Only vulnerabilities that have a severity rating of Critical or Important in the bulletins are included.

How do I use this table?

Use this table to learn about the likelihood of functioning exploit code being released within 30 days of security bulletin release, for each of the security updates that you may need to install. You should review each of the assessments below, in accordance with your specific configuration, in order to prioritize your deployment. For more information about what these ratings mean, and how they are determined, please see Microsoft Exploitability Index.

Bulletin IDVulnerability TitleCVE IDExploitability Index AssessmentKey Notes
MS10-083 COM Validation Vulnerability CVE-2010-1263 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-076 Embedded OpenType Font Integer Overflow Vulnerability CVE-2010-1883 1 - Consistent exploit code likelyASLR on newer operating systems makes exploitation more difficult
MS10-078 OpenType Font Parsing Vulnerability CVE-2010-2740 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-078 OpenType Font Validation Vulnerability CVE-2010-2741 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-073 Win32k Keyboard Layout Vulnerability CVE-2010-2743 1 - Consistent exploit code likely This vulnerability has been disclosed publicly and is currently being exploited in the Internet ecosystem
MS10-073 Win32k Window Class Vulnerability CVE-2010-2744 1 - Consistent exploit code likely This vulnerability has been disclosed publicly
MS10-082 Windows Media Player Memory Corruption Vulnerability CVE-2010-2745 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-081 Comctl32 Heap Overflow Vulnerability CVE-2010-2746 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-079 Word Stack Overflow Vulnerability CVE-2010-3214 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-079 Word Bookmarks Vulnerability CVE-2010-3216 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-084 LPC Message Buffer Overrun Vulnerability CVE-2010-3222 1 - Consistent exploit code likely This vulnerability has been disclosed publicly
MS10-075 RTSP Use After Free Vulnerability CVE-2010-3225 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-077 .NET Framework x64 JIT Compiler Vulnerability CVE-2010-3228 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Excel File Format Parsing Vulnerability CVE-2010-3232 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Formula Substream Memory Corruption Vulnerability CVE-2010-3234 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Formula Biff Record Vulnerability CVE-2010-3235 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Out Of Bounds Array Vulnerability CVE-2010-3236 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Negative Future Function Vulnerability CVE-2010-3238 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Extra Out of Boundary Record Parsing Vulnerability CVE-2010-3239 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-071 Uninitialized Memory Corruption Vulnerability CVE-2010-3326 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-071 Uninitialized Memory Corruption Vulnerability CVE-2010-3328 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-071 Uninitialized Memory Corruption Vulnerability CVE-2010-3329 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-071 Uninitialized Memory Corruption Vulnerability CVE-2010-3331 1 - Consistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-079 Word Uninitialized Pointer Vulnerability CVE-2010-2747 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-079 Word Boundary Check Vulnerability CVE-2010-2748 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-079 Word Index Vulnerability CVE-2010-2750 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-079 Word Return Value Vulnerability CVE-2010-3215 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-079 Word Pointer Vulnerability CVE-2010-3217 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-079 Word Heap Overflow Vulnerability CVE-2010-3218 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-079 Word Index Parsing Vulnerability CVE-2010-3219 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-079 Word Parsing Vulnerability CVE-2010-3220 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-079 Word Parsing Vulnerability CVE-2010-3221 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Excel Record Parsing Integer Overflow Vulnerability CVE-2010-3230 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Excel Record Parsing Memory Corruption Vulnerability CVE-2010-3231 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Lotus 1-2-3 Workbook Parsing Vulnerability CVE-2010-3233 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Merge Cell Record Pointer Vulnerability CVE-2010-3237 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Real Time Data Array Record Vulnerability CVE-2010-3240 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Out-of-Bounds Memory Write in Parsing Vulnerability CVE-2010-3241 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-080 Ghost Record Type Parsing Vulnerability CVE-2010-3242 2 - Inconsistent exploit code likely(None)
MS10-073 Win32k Reference Count Vulnerability CVE-2010-2549 3 - Functioning exploit code unlikely This vulnerability has been disclosed publicly
MS10-085 TLSv1 Denial of Service Vulnerability CVE-2010-3229 3 - Functioning exploit code unlikelyMaximum security impact is denial of service only
MS10-071 HTML Sanitization Vulnerability CVE-2010-3243 3 - Functioning exploit code unlikely MS10-072 also addresses this vulnerability. Maximum security impact is information disclosure only.
MS10-072 HTML Sanitization Vulnerability CVE-2010-3243 3 - Functioning exploit code unlikely MS10-071 also addresses this vulnerability. Maximum security impact is information disclosure only.
MS10-071 HTML Sanitization Vulnerability CVE-2010-3324 3 - Functioning exploit code unlikely MS10-072 also addresses this vulnerability. This vulnerability has been disclosed publicly. Maximum security impact is information disclosure only.
MS10-072 HTML Sanitization Vulnerability CVE-2010-3324 3 - Functioning exploit code unlikely MS10-071 also addresses this vulnerability. This vulnerability has been disclosed publicly. Maximum security impact is information disclosure only.
MS10-071 CSS Special Character Information Disclosure Vulnerability CVE-2010-3325 3 - Functioning exploit code unlikely This vulnerability has been disclosed publicly. Maximum security impact is information disclosure only.
MS10-071 Cross-Domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability CVE-2010-3330 3 - Functioning exploit code unlikelyMaximum security impact is information disclosure only

The following tables list the bulletins in order of major software category and severity.

How do I use these tables?

Use these tables to learn about the security updates that you may need to install. You should review each software program or component listed to see whether any security updates pertain to your installation. If a software program or component is listed, then the available software update is hyperlinked and the severity rating of the software update is also listed.

Note You may have to install several security updates for a single vulnerability. Review the whole column for each bulletin identifier that is listed to verify the updates that you have to install, based on the programs or components that you have installed on your system.

Windows Operating System and Components

Windows XP
Bulletin Identifier MS10-071 MS10-075 MS10-076 MS10-077 MS10-073 MS10-078 MS10-081 MS10-082 MS10-083 MS10-084 MS10-085 MS10-074 MS10-086
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical None Critical Critical Important Important Important Important Important Important None Moderate None
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Internet Explorer 6
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 7
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Not applicable Windows XP Service Pack 3
(Critical)
Not applicable Windows XP Service Pack 3
(Important)
Windows XP Service Pack 3
(Important)
Windows XP Service Pack 3
(Important)
Windows Media Player 9 Series
(Important)

Windows Media Player 10
(Important)

Windows Media Player 11
(Important)
Windows XP Service Pack 3
(KB979687)
(Important)
Windows XP Service Pack 3
(Important)
Not applicable Windows XP Service Pack 3
(Moderate)
Not applicable
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 6
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 7
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Not applicable Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 [1]
(Critical)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Media Player 10
(Important)

Windows Media Player 11
(Important)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB979687)
(Important)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Not applicable Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Not applicable
Windows Server 2003
Bulletin Identifier MS10-071 MS10-075 MS10-076 MS10-077 MS10-073 MS10-078 MS10-081 MS10-082 MS10-083 MS10-084 MS10-085 MS10-074 MS10-086
Aggr egate Severity Rating Important None Critical Critical Important Important Important Important Important Important None Moderate None
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 6
(Important)

Internet Explorer 7
(Important)

Internet Explorer 8
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Not applicable Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Media Player 10
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(KB979687)
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Not applicable
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 6
(Important)

Internet Explorer 7
(Important)

Internet Explorer 8
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 [1]
(Critical)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Media Player 10
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB979687)
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Not applicable
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems Internet Explorer 6
(Important)

Internet Explorer 7
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Critical)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 [1]
(Critical)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(KB979687)
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Moderate)
Not applicable
Windows Vista
Bulletin Identifier MS10-071 MS10-075 MS10-076 MS10-077 MS10-073 MS10-078 MS10-081 MS10-082 MS10-083 MS10-084 MS10-085 MS10-074 MS10-086
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Important Critical Critical Important None Important Important Important None Important Moderate None
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 7
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Not applicable Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Media Player 11
(Important)
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 [1]
(KB979687)
(Important)

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2[1]
(KB979688)
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Not applicable
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 7
(Critical)

Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 [1]
(Critical)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Media Player 11
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 [1]
(KB979687)
(Important)

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2[1]
(KB979688)
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Not applicable
Windows Server 2008
Bulletin Identifier MS10-071 MS10-075 MS10-076 MS10-077 MS10-073 MS10-078 MS10-081 MS10-082 MS10-083 MS10-084 MS10-085 MS10-074 MS10-086
Aggregate Severity Rating Important None Critical Important Important None Important Moderate Important None Important Moderate None
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 7**
(Important)

Internet Explorer 8**
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2**
(Critical)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2*
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2**
(Important)
Windows Media Player 11**
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2**[1]
(KB979687)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2**[1]
(KB979688)
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2*
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2**
(Moderate)
Not applicable
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 7**
(Important)

Internet Explorer 8**
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2**
(Critical)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0**[1]
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2*
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2**
(Important)
Windows Media Player 11**
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2**[1]
(KB979687)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2**[1]
(KB979688)
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2*
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2**
(Moderate)
Not applicable
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2 Internet Explorer 7
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Critical)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 [1]
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2 [1]
(KB979687)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2[1]
(KB979688)
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Moderate)
Not applicable
Windows 7
Bulletin Identifier MS10-071 MS10-075 MS10-076 MS10-077 MS10-073 MS10-078 MS10-081 MS10-082 MS10-083 MS10-084 MS10-085 MS10-074 MS10-086
Aggregate Severity Rating Critical Critical Critical Critical Important None Important Important Important None Important Moderate None
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Critical)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Critical)
Not applicable Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Important)
Not applicable Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows Media Player 12
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems [1]
(KB979687)
(Important)

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems[1]
(KB979688)
(Important)
Not applicable Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
(Moderate)
Not applicable
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Internet Explorer 8
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Critical)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 [1]
(Critical)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Important)
Not applicable Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Media Player 12
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems [1]
(KB979687)
(Important)

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems[1]
(KB979688)
(Important)
Not applicable Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
(Moderate)
Not applicable
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 [1]
(Critical)
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable
Windows Server 2008 R2
Bulletin Identifier MS10-071 MS10-075 MS10-076 MS10-077 MS10-073 MS10-078 MS10-081 MS10-082 MS10-083 MS10-084 MS10-085 MS10-074 MS10-086
Aggregate Severity Rating Important None Critical Important Important None Important Moderate Important None Important Moderate Moderate
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Internet Explorer 8**
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems**
(Critical)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 [1]
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems*
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems**
(Important)
Windows Media Player 12**
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems**[1]
(KB979687)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems**[1]
(KB979688)
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems*
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems**
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems*
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0**[1]
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Internet Explorer 8
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Critical)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 [1]
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems [1]
(KB979687)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems[1]
(KB979688)
(Important)
Not applicable Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Moderate)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 [1]
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable

Note for MS10-077

[1] .NET Framework 4.0 and .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile affected. The .NET Framework version 4 redistributable packages are available in two profiles: .NET Framework 4.0 and .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile. The .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile is a subset of the .NET Framework 4.0. The vulnerability addressed in this update affects both the .NET Framework 4.0 and the .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile. For more information, see the MSDN article, Installing the .NET Framework.

Note for MS10-083

[1]Where both security update packages KB979687 and KB979688 are available for the same operating system, customers need to install both to be protected from the vulnerabilities described in MS10-083.

Notes for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

*Server Core installation affected. This update applies, with the same severity rating, to supported editions of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 as indicated, whether or not installed using the Server Core installation option. For more information on this installation option, see the TechNet articles, Managing a Server Core Installation and Servicing a Server Core Installation. Note that the Server Core installation option does not apply to certain editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2; see Compare Server Core Installation Options.

**Server Core installation not affected. The vulnerabilities addressed by this update do not affect supported editions of Windows Server 2008 as indicated, when installed using the Server Core installation option. For more information on this installation option, see the TechNet articles, Managing a Server Core Installation and Servicing a Server Core Installation. Note that the Server Core installation option does not apply to certain editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2; see Compare Server Core Installation Options.

Microsoft Office Suites and Software

Microsoft Office Suites and Components
Bulletin Identifier MS10-079 MS10-080
Aggregate Severity Rating Important Important
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 Microsoft Word 2002 Service Pack 3
(KB2328360)
(Important)
Microsoft Excel 2002 Service Pack 3
(KB2345017)
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Word 2003 Service Pack 3
(KB2344911)
(Important)
Microsoft Excel 2003 Service Pack 3
(KB2344893)
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 2 [1]
(KB2344993)
(Important)
Microsoft Excel 2007 Service Pack 2 [1]
(KB2345035)
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit editions) Microsoft Word 2010 (32-bit editions)
(KB2345000)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft Office 2010 (64-bit editions) Microsoft Word 2010 (64-bit editions)
(KB2345000)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft Office for Mac
Bulletin Identifier MS10-079 MS10-080
Aggregate Severity Rating Important Important
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
(KB2422343)
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
(KB2422343)
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
(KB2422352)
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
(KB2422352)
(Important)
Open XML File Format Converter for Mac Open XML File Format Converter for Mac
(KB2422398)
(Important)
Open XML File Format Converter for Mac
(KB2422398)
(Important)
Other Office Software
Bulletin Identifier MS10-079 MS10-080
Aggregate Severity Rating Important Important
Microsoft Word Viewer Microsoft Word Viewer
(KB2345009)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft Excel ViewerNot applicable Microsoft Excel Viewer Service Pack 2
(KB2345088)
(Important)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2 Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2
(KB2345043)
(Important)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2
(KB2344875)
(Important)

Notes for MS10-079

[1]For Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 2, in addition to security update package KB2344993, customers also need to install the security update for Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2 (KB2345043) to be protected from the vulnerabilities described in MS10-079.

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

Note for MS10-080

[1]For Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Service Pack 2, in addition to security update package KB2345035, customers also need to install the security update for Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2 (KB2344875) to be protected from the vulnerabilities described in MS10-080.

Microsoft Server Software

Microsoft SharePoint Services and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation
Bulletin Identifier MS10-072 MS10-079
Aggregate Severity Rating Important None
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (32-bit versions)
(KB2345304)
(Important)

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (64-bit versions)
(KB2345304)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010
(KB2345322)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Groove Server
Bulletin Identifier MS10-072 MS10-079
Aggregate Severity Rating Important None
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions) [1]
(KB2345212)
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)[1]
(KB2345212)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft Groove Server 2010 Microsoft Groove Server 2010
(KB2346298)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft Office Web Apps
Bulletin Identifier MS10-072 MS10-079
Aggregate Severity Rating Important Important
Microsoft Office Web Apps Microsoft Office Web Apps
(KB2346411)
(Important)
Microsoft Office Web Apps [2]
(KB2346411)
(Important)

Microsoft Word Web App[2]
(KB2345015)
(Important)

Note for MS10-072

[1 ]For supported editions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, in addition to security update package KB2345212, customers also need to install the security update for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (KB2345304) to be protected from the vulnerabilities described in MS10-072.

Notes for MS10-079

[2]For Microsoft Office Web Apps, customers need to install both security update KB2346411 and security update KB2345015 to be protected from the vulnerabilities described in MS10-079.

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

Security Central

Manage the software and security updates you need to deploy to the servers, desktop, and mobile computers in your organization. For more information see the TechNet Update Management Center. The TechNet Security Center provides additional information about security in Microsoft products. Consumers can visit Security At Home, where this information is also available by clicking "Latest Security Updates".

Security updates are available from Microsoft Update and Windows Update. Security updates are also available at the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update".

Finally, security updates can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The Microsoft Update Catalog provides a searchable catalog of content made available through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including security updates, drivers and service packs. By searching using the security bulletin number (such as, "MS07-036"), you can add all of the applicable updates to your basket (including different languages for an update), and download to the folder of your choosing. For more information about the Microsoft Update Catalog, see the Microsoft Update Catalog FAQ.

Detection and Deployment Guidance

Microsoft provides detection and deployment guidance for security updates. This guidance contains recommendations and information that can help IT professionals understand how to use various tools for detection and deployment of security updates. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 961747.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates as well as common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

Windows Server Update Services

By using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), administrators can quickly and reliably deploy the latest critical updates and security updates for Microsoft Windows 2000 operating systems and later, Office XP and later, Exchange Server 2003, and SQL Server 2000 to Microsoft Windows 2000 and later operating systems.

For more information about how to deploy this security update using Windows Server Update Services, visit Windows Server Update Services.

Systems Management Server

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) delivers a highly-configurable enterprise solution for managing updates. By using SMS, administrators can identify Windows-based systems that require security updates and to perform controlled deployment of these updates throughout the enterprise with minimal disruption to end users. The next release of SMS, System Center Configuration Manager 2007, is now available; see also System Center Configuration Manager 2007. For more information about how administrators can use SMS 2003 to deploy security updates, see SMS 2003 Security Patch Management. SMS 2.0 users can also use the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT) to help deploy security updates. For information about SMS, visit Microsoft Systems Management Server.

Note SMS uses the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer to provide broad support for security bulletin update detection and deployment. Some software updates may not be detected by these tools. Administrators can use the inventory capabilities of SMS in these cases to target updates to specific systems. For more information about this procedure, see Deploying Software Updates Using the SMS Software Distribution Feature. Some security updates require administrative rights following a restart of the system. Administrators can use the Elevated Rights Deployment Tool (available in the SMS 2.0 Administration Feature Pack) to install these updates.

Update Compatibility Evaluator and Application Compatibility Toolkit

Updates often write to the same files and registry settings required for your applications to run. This can trigger incompatibilities and increase the time it takes to deploy security updates. You can streamline testing and validating Windows updates against installed applications with the Update Compatibility Evaluator components included with Application Compatibility Toolkit.

The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Microsoft Windows Vista, a Windows Update, a Microsoft Security Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer in your environment.

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.

Acknowledgments

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

Support

  • 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.

Disclaimer

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Revisions

  • 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.

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