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Technical Cyber Security Alert 2012-073A

Technical Cyber Security Alert 2012-073A
Posted Mar 14, 2012
Authored by US-CERT | Site us-cert.gov

Technical Cyber Security Alert 2012-73A - There are multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Visual Studio, and Microsoft Expression Design. Microsoft has released updates to address these vulnerabilities.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | windows
MD5 | 0547c45f69c901647a94cfe9b4650943

Technical Cyber Security Alert 2012-073A

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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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The most recent version of this document can be found at:

<http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA12-073A.html>
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Feedback can be directed to US-CERT Technical Staff. Please send
email to <cert@cert.org> with "TA12-073A Feedback " in
the subject.
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For instructions on subscribing to or unsubscribing from this
mailing list, visit <http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/signup.html>.
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Produced 2012 by US-CERT, a government organization.

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Revision History

March 13, 2012: Initial release


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