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October 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

This ‘Patch Tuesday’ for October 2010, sees the release of 16 bulletins addressing 49 vulnerabilities. All bulletins affect Windows; 4 carrying Critical severity rating.

The limited information available at this pre-release stage is as follows:

Bulletin ID Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software
Bulletin 1 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Requires restart Microsoft Windows,
Internet Explorer
Bulletin 2 Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 3 Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 4 Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 5 Important
Information Disclosure
May require restart Microsoft Server Software
Bulletin 6 Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 7 Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 8 Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office
Bulletin 9 Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office
Bulletin 10 Important
Remote Code Execution
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 11 Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 12 Important
Remote Code Execution
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 13 Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 14 Important
Denial of Service
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 15 Moderate
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows
Bulletin 16 Moderate
Tampering
Requires restart Microsoft Windows

In addition, September also saw the release of an out-of-band bulletin by Microsoft (MS10-070) which we issued guidance on last week and should be considered a critical update for .net based web services.

We will issue further information on the impact of this months updates once they have been released for testing early next week.

The ‘Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for October 2010’ page here should be referenced for detailed information on how these updates are to affect your servers or solutions when released on 12th October (as usual, as a UKFast customer, you benefit from these updates being applied automatically unless you have opted out of this service.)

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