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November 2010 Security Bulletin Release

10 November 2010 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in the previous post on this months security bulletin releases, there are now confirmed to be 3 security bulletins, addressing 11 vulnerabilities.

This month follows a month where Microsoft released their largest number of bulletins to date and as is typical following such, bulletins released today are minimal.

So much so that for Windows Server Operating systems, unless you have specific applications installed you’ll find yourself unaffected.

The following table shows affected software by bulletin and the likelihood of an Operating System restart being required and hence impacting on services provided.

Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software
MS10-087 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2423930) Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office
MS10-088 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2293386) Important
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Office
MS10-089 Vulnerabilities in Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2316074) Important
Elevation of Privilege
May require restart Microsoft Forefront United Access Gateway

In summary, we are will not see updates requiring reboots of servers this month unless you have applicable software installed or missed updates from previous months.

Finally, the previously released Security Advisory for Internet Explorer which should certainly concern those using the product or developing sites to be viewed by it, has had no update since our last posting on 5th of November.


(as usual, as a UKFast customer, you benefit from these updates being applied automatically unless you have opted out of this service.)