US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA10-194A -- Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities




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National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA10-194A


Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: July 13, 2010
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

* Microsoft Windows
* Microsoft Office


Overview

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in
Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.


I. Description

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2010 describes
multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.
Microsoft has released updates to address the vulnerabilities.

One of the bulletins released, MS10-042, addresses a previously
identified vulnerability in the Windows Help and Support Center
that is actively being exploited. This vulnerability was also
described in US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#578319.


II. Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code or
cause a vulnerable system or application to crash.


III. Solution

Apply updates

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2010. The security
bulletin describes any known issues related to the updates.
Administrators are encouraged to note these issues and test for any
potentially adverse effects. Administrators should consider using
an automated update distribution system such as Windows Server
Update Services (WSUS).


IV. References

* Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2010 -
<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-jul.mspx>

* Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-042 -
<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS10-042.mspx>

* US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#578319 -
<http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/578319>

* Microsoft Windows Server Update Services -
<http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx>

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Revision History

July 13, 2010: Initial release


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