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Subject: US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA12-073A -- Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities
From: US-CERT Technical Alerts <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:12:34 -0400

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                    National Cyber Alert System

              Technical Cyber Security Alert TA12-073A


Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

   Original release date: March 13, 2012
   Last revised: --
   Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

     * Microsoft Windows
     * Microsoft Visual Studio
     * Microsoft Expression Design


Overview

   There are multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft
   Visual Studio, and Microsoft Expression Design. Microsoft has
   released updates to address these vulnerabilities.


I. Description

   The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2012 describes
   multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Visual
   Studio, and Microsoft Expression Design. Microsoft has released
   updates to address the vulnerabilities.


II. Impact

   A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code,
   cause a denial of service, or gain unauthorized access to your
   files or system.


III. Solution

   Apply updates

   Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the
   Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2012, which describes
   any known issues related to the updates. Administrators are
   encouraged to note these issues and test for any potentially
   adverse effects. In addition, administrators should consider using
   an automated update distribution system such as Windows Server
   Update Services (WSUS). Home users are encouraged to enable
   automatic updates.


IV. References

 * Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2012 -
   <https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-mar>

 * Microsoft Windows Server Update Services -
   <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx>

 * Microsoft Update - <https://www.update.microsoft.com/>

 * Microsoft Update Overview -
   <http://www.microsoft.com/security/updates/mu.aspx>

 * Turn Automatic Updating On or Off -
   <http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Turn-automatic-updating-on-or-off>

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Revision History

  March 13, 2012: Initial release


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