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August 2011 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

This ‘Patch Tuesday’ for August 2011, sees the release of 13 bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities:
Bulletin Breakdown:

  • 2 bulletins are rated Critical
  • 9 bulletins are rated Important
  • 2 bulletins are rated Moderate
  • 4 vulnerabilities can lead to Remote Code Execution
  • 3 vulnerabilities can lead to Elevation of Privilege
  • 3 vulnerabilities can lead to Denial of Service
  • 3 vulnerabilities can lead to Information Disclosure

The following table summarises the security bulletins for this month in order of severity.

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

 

We will issue further information on the impact of this month’s updates once they have been released for testing from the 9th of August.

The ‘Microsoft Security Bulletin Notification for August 2011‘ page should be referenced for detailed information on how these updates are to affect your servers or solutions when released on 9th August (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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