Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Microsoft December 2011 Security Bulletin Release

Microsoft released thirteen (13) bulletins addressing 19 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Office for Mac) and Internet Explorer.

Three bulletins are rated Critical with the remaining ten rated as Important.  Most updates will require a restart to complete the installation.

Originally, 14 bulletins were planned one was withdrawn after Microsoft discovered a compatibility issue between the bulletin-candidate addressing Security Advisory 2588513 and a major third-party vendor.  Microsoft is working with that vendor to address the issue on their platform.  Microsoft has been monitoring the issue in Security Advisory 2588513 and has not seen active attacks in the wild.

Disable Microsoft Fix it

MS11-087 was issued to address Security Advisory 2639658.  If you installed Microsoft Fix it 50792, before installing the updates released today, I recommend disabling the Fix it

Direct download link:  Microsoft Fix it 50793


The following additional information is provided in the Security Bulletin:
  • 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.


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