Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Microsoft February 2012 Security Bulletin Release

Microsoft released nine (9) bulletins, of which four bulletins are identified as Critical with the remaining five as Important.

The bulletins address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Developer Tools And Software.  Most updates will require a restart to complete the installation.

A number of people have a problem with .NET Framework updates.  As MS12-016 updates .NET Framework, it is recommended that this update by installed separately, followed by a shutdown/restart.

The Security Research and Defense blog published several articles, located at the links below, regarding the updates:

Security Bulletins

Bulletin NumberBulletin TitleBulletin KB
MS12-008Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows 2660465
MS12-009Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows 2645640
MS12-010Vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 2647516
MS12-011Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint 2663841
MS12-012Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2643719
MS12-013Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2654428
MS12-014Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 2661637
MS12-015Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office 2663510
MS12-016Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Silverlight 2651026


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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