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Microsoft Patch Tuesday – May 2010

Posted May 11, 2010    Chris Silva

Well, as mentioned on Thursday, it was a relatively small Patch Tuesday from Microsoft. Here are our recommendations for the two security updates. You can find our full write-up in newsletter format here.

MS10-030 – Vulnerability in Outlook Express and Windows Mail Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978542)

Administrators are urged to roll out this patch as soon as possible to vulnerable systems, especially since this vulnerability is now publicly disclosed. Until this is done, users are recommended to use a web-based email interface, instead of a client-sided email application, such as Microsoft Outlook.

MS10-031 – Vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978213)

Administrators are urged to roll out this patch as soon as possible to vulnerable systems. In the mean time, administrators should restrict access to VBE6.dll. By doing this, embedded ActiveX controls will be prevented from running inside Microsoft Office documents.

eEye Digital Security will be holding a vulnerability expert forum (VEF) Wednesday May 12 at 11AM PDT. The vulnerability expert forum is a live webcast where the eEye research team will discuss these patches and additional security landscape topics. Be sure to sign up in advance.

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Posted December 16, 2014    Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford is a SANS Instructor and founder of Voodoo Security. Join Dave for a closer look at the year in security, and learn what you can do to prepare for 2015, with this upcoming webinar. 2014 has been one heck of an insane year for information security professionals. To start with, we’ve been forced…

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December 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted December 9, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

This month marks the final Patch Tuesday of 2014. Most of what is being patched this month includes Internet Explorer, Exchange, Office, etc… and continues a trend of the greatest hits collection of commonly attacked Microsoft software. Probably the one thing that broke the mold this month is that for once there is not some…

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