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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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