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Alert (TA10-222A)

Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: August 10, 2010 | Last revised: January 24, 2013

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Office
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Silverlight

Overview

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Microsoft .NET Framework, and Microsoft Silverlight.

Description

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2010 describes multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Microsoft .NET framework, and Microsoft Silverlight. Microsoft has released updates to address the vulnerabilities.

One of the bulletins released, MS10-046, addresses a previously identified vulnerability in the Windows Shell that is actively being exploited.  This vulnerability was also described in US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#940193.

Impact

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

Solution

Apply updates

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 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).

References

Revisions

  • August 10, 2010: Initial release

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