US-CERT Alert TA12-255A - Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities




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National Cyber Awareness System

US-CERT Alert TA12-255A
Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: September 11, 2012
Last revised: --

Systems Affected

* Microsoft Developer Tools
* Microsoft Server Software


Overview

Select Microsoft software products contain multiple
vulnerabilities. Microsoft has released updates to address these
vulnerabilities.


Description

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2012
describes multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. Microsoft
has released updates to address the vulnerabilities.


Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code,
cause a denial of service, or gain unauthorized access to your
files or system.


Solution

Apply updates

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2012, which
describes any known issues related to the updates. Administrators
are encouraged to note these issues and test for any potentially
adverse effects. In addition, administrators should consider using
an automated update distribution system such as Windows Server
Update Services (WSUS). Home users are encouraged to enable
automatic updates.


References

* Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2012
<http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-sep>

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

* Microsoft Update
<http://www.update.microsoft.com/>

* Microsoft Update Overview
<http://www.microsoft.com/security/updates/mu.aspx>

* Turn Automatic Updating On or Off
<http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Turn-automatic-updating-on-or-off>


Revision History

September 11, 2012: Initial release

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