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MBSA 2.3 and the November 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

November 15th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the November 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  The majority of questions focused on the ActiveX Kill Bits bulletin (MS13-090) and the advisories. We also answered a few general questions that were not specific to any of this month’s updates, but that may be of interest.

We’ve discussed the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool in this and many other webcasts, and I’m happy to report version 2.3 is now available. This new version adds support for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. However, Windows 2000 systems will no longer be supported by MBSA. If you aren’t familiar with the tool or would just like to know more about it, we encourage you to read the FAQ found on the Security TechCenter. Thanks also go out to everyone who participated in the public preview leading up to this release.

We invite you to join us for the next scheduled webcast on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. PST (UTC -8), when we will go into detail about the December bulletin release and answer your bulletin deployment questions live on the air.

You can register to attend the webcast at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PST (UTC -8)
Register: Attendee Registration

 

 

Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

MBSA 2.3 and the November 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

November 15th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the November 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  The majority of questions focused on the ActiveX Kill Bits bulletin (MS13-090) and the advisories. We also answered a few general questions that were not specific to any of this month’s updates, but that may be of interest.

We’ve discussed the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool in this and many other webcasts, and I’m happy to report version 2.3 is now available. This new version adds support for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. However, Windows 2000 systems will no longer be supported by MBSA. If you aren’t familiar with the tool or would just like to know more about it, we encourage you to read the FAQ found on the Security TechCenter. Thanks also go out to everyone who participated in the public preview leading up to this release.

We invite you to join us for the next scheduled webcast on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. PST (UTC -8), when we will go into detail about the December bulletin release and answer your bulletin deployment questions live on the air.

You can register to attend the webcast at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PST (UTC -8)
Register: Attendee Registration

 

 

Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

October 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

October 14th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the October 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  We fielded 11 questions during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on the SharePoint (MS13-084) and Kernel-Mode Drivers (MS13-081) bulletins. There was one additional question that we were unable to answer on air, and we have included a response to that question on the Q&A page.

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. PST (UTC -8), when we will go into detail about the November bulletin release and answer your questions live on the air.

You can register to attend the webcast at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PST (UTC -8)
Register:
Attendee Registration

Thanks,
Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

October 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

October 14th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the October 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  We fielded 11 questions during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on the SharePoint (MS13-084) and Kernel-Mode Drivers (MS13-081) bulletins. There was one additional question that we were unable to answer on air, and we have included a response to that question on the Q&A page.

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. PST (UTC -8), when we will go into detail about the November bulletin release and answer your questions live on the air.

You can register to attend the webcast at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PST (UTC -8)
Register:
Attendee Registration

Thanks,
Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

September 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

September 13th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the September 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  The majority of questions focused on Office bulletins, especially SharePoint Server (MS13-067). We received multiple Office related questions that were very similar in nature, so the questions have been merged, as applicable, with consolidated answers provided. We were able to answer six questions on air, and those we did not have time for have been included on the Q&A page.  

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. PDT (UTC -7), when we will go into detail about the October bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

Customers can register to attend the webcast at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)
Register:
Attendee Registration

Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

September 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

September 13th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the September 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  The majority of questions focused on Office bulletins, especially SharePoint Server (MS13-067). We received multiple Office related questions that were very similar in nature, so the questions have been merged, as applicable, with consolidated answers provided. We were able to answer six questions on air, and those we did not have time for have been included on the Q&A page.  

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. PDT (UTC -7), when we will go into detail about the October bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

Customers can register to attend the webcast at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)
Register:
Attendee Registration

Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

August 19th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Exchange Server (MS13-061) and Windows Kernel (MS13-063).  There were 3 additional questions during the webcast that we were unable to answer on air, and we have also answered those on the Q&A page.

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. PDT (UTC -8), when we will go into detail about the September bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

Customers can register to attend the webcast at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)
Register:
Attendee Registration

Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

 

 

August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

August 19th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Exchange Server (MS13-061) and Windows Kernel (MS13-063).  There were 3 additional questions during the webcast that we were unable to answer on air, and we have also answered those on the Q&A page.

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. PDT (UTC -8), when we will go into detail about the September bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

Customers can register to attend the webcast at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)
Register:
Attendee Registration

Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

 

 

June 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

June 14th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the June 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  We fielded three questions during the webcast, with specific questions focusing primarily on Windows Print Spooler (MS13-050), Microsoft Office (MS13-051), and the security advisory addressing digital certificates (SA2854544). There was one question we were unable to field on the air which we answered on the Q&A page.

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. PDT (UTC -7), when we will go into detail about the July bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

Customers can register to attend the webcast at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)
Register: Attendee Registration
 

Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

May 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

May 17th, 2013 No comments

For those who couldn’t attend the live webcast, today we’re publishing the May 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Internet Explorer (MS13-037 and MS13-038) and Visio (MS13-044). 

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. PDT (UTC -7), when we will go into detail about the June bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

Customers can register to attend the webcast at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)
Register:
Attendee Registration

Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

April 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

April 16th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the April 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  We fielded nine questions during the webcast, with almost half of those focused on the Remote Desktop Client bulletin (MS13-024).  One question that was not answered on air has been included on the Q&A page.

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. PDT (UTC -7), when we will go into detail about the May bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

Customers can register to attend the webcast at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)
Register:
Attendee Registration

Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

March 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

March 15th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the March 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page.  We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Internet Explorer (MS13-021), SharePoint (MS13-024) and the update for Kernel-Mode Drivers in MS13-027.  There were six additional questions during the webcast that we were unable to answer on air, and we have also answered those on the Q&A page.

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. PDT (UTC -7), when we will go into detail about the April bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

Customers can register to attend the webcast at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)
Register:
Attendee Registration

Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

January 2013 Out-of-Band Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

January 15th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the January 2013 Out-of-Band Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. During the webcast, we fielded 17 questions focusing on Security Update MS13-088, and SecurityAdvisory 2794220 which was deprecated by this update release. All questions and answers are included in the transcript.

 

We invite our customers to join us for the next scheduled webcast on Wednesday, February 13th at 11 a.m. PST (UTC-8), when we will go into detail about the February bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

 

Customers can register to attend at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PST (UTC -8)
Register:
Attendee Registration

 

 

Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

January 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

January 12th, 2013 No comments

Today we’re publishing the January2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. During the webcast, we fielded 12 questions focusing primarily on the Print Spooler (MS12-001) and .NET Framework (MS13-004) updates. All questions are included on the Q&A page.

 

We invite our customers to join us for the next scheduled webcast on Wednesday, February 13th at 11 a.m. PST (UTC-8), when we will go into detail about the February bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

 

Customers can register to
attend at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PST (UTC -8)
Register:
Attendee Registration

 

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Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

December 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

December 17th, 2012 No comments

Hello,

Today we’re publishing the December 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. During the webcast, we fielded five questions focusing primarily on Microsoft Word and the Office compatibility pack in MS12-079. All questions are included on the Q&A page.

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, January 9th at 11 a.m. PST (UTC -8), when we will go into detail about the January bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

Customers can register to attend at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. PST (UTC -8)
Register:
Attendee Registration

Thanks,

Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

 

Windows Internals 6th Edition Part 2 Published, and Mark Talks Sysinternals History on Defrag Tools

October 5th, 2012 No comments

Windows Internals 6th Edition, Part 2 Published: Part 2 of Windows Internals 6th Edition, is now available. The 6th edition covers kernel and system changes in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and adds 250 pages of expanded feature coverage and hand-on experiments.

Mark Talks Sysinternals History on Defrag Tools: Defrag Tools, a Channel 9 series that features diagnostic and troubleshooting utilities including Sysinternals tools, invited Mark on to talk about how Sysinternals started, the evolution of the tools and how Mark decides when to add features and write new tools.

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September 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

September 14th, 2012 No comments

Hello,

Today we published the September Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. During the webcast, we fielded thirteen questions, focusing primarily on MS12-061, covering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server; MS12-062, affecting System Center Configuration Manager; and Security Advisory 2736233, addressing Update Rollup for ActiveX Kill Bits. We have the slide deck from the webcast available for on-demand viewing as well.

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, October 10 at 11am PDT (UTC -7), when we will go into detail about the October bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

Customers can register to attend at the link below:
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)
Register: Attendee Registration

Thanks,
Yunsun Wee
Director
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

August 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

August 18th, 2012 No comments

Hello.

Today we’re publishing the August 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. During the webcast, we fielded twelve questions focusing primarily on MS12-060 covering Windows Common Controls,  MS12-052 regarding Internet Explorer, and Security Advisory 2661254 addressing trust certificates with RSA keys less than 1024 bit key lengths. Three additional questions were answered after the webcast. All questions are included on the Q&A page.

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, September 12th at 11 a.m. PDT (-7 UTC), when we will go into detail about the September bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

Customers can register to attend at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)

Register: AttendeeRegistration

Thanks,

Yunsun Wee

Director, Trustworthy Computing.

June 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

June 15th, 2012 No comments

Hello,

Today we published the June Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page, and the June 2012 Security Bulletin Release Webcast slide deck. We fielded 23 questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released, deployment tools, and update detection tools.

Our webcast from Wednesday is now available for on-demand viewing. See below:

We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, July 11 at 11am PDT (UTC -7), when we will go into detail about the July bulletin release and answer questions live on the air. Customers can register to attend at the link below:

Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -7)
Register: Attendee Registration

Thanks,
Dustin Childs
Group Manager, Response Communications
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

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December 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast Q&A

December 15th, 2011 No comments

Hosts:             Jonathan Ness, Security Development Manager, MSRC
                        Jerry Bryant, Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing Communications

Website:         TechNet/Security

Chat Topic:     December 2011 Security Bulletin Release

Date:               Wednesday, December 14, 2011 

Q: Some of my users had issues with text being deleted from Word documents. Is this an issue with the Office security bulletin
A: We are not aware of any issues ofwords being removed from the document. If this continues, please contact support at 1-866-PC-SAFETY.

Q: You said that MS11-090 only applied to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, but my WSUS is showing it needed for my Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 & 2008 R2 machines.
A: The MS11-090 bulletin is a Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits. It addresses a new CVE that only affects Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, but also contains kill bits for various third party software, and affects a broader set of platforms than just Windows XP and Server 2003. 

Q: Will raising the Excel macro security level to high and ensuring that all macro code is digitally signed mitigate the Excel risks for this month?
A: The December Excel update fixes a vulnerability in the document parsing functionality in excel. This functionality is invoked when an Excel document is loaded into the Excel Application. While limiting macros execution in Excel is good security practice, it will not help you if trying to use it to mitigate the issue addressed by the December Excel update.

Q: Is there a link to the work-around fix for the Duqu-type open font vulnerability that you discussed?
A: The Workaround section for the CVE-2011-3402 in the MS11-087 bulletin explains how to apply and undo the workaround, and it also contains links to Fix It related to these operations.

Q: Once Office File Validation updates are installed, we have had some instances of Excel and Word documents opening very slowly across our network. You mentioned that Office File Validation can help reduce attack vectors. Can you share any information on the effects of installing Office File Validation?
A: We released a fix to increase the performance of opening across the network.The fix is documented in KB2570623.

Q: On my WSUS server, I searched MS11-088 and KB2596511 was found but KB2647540 was not found. As the Detection & Deployment indicates through the Download Center, should KB2596511 be approved through WSUS and KB2647540 be manually applied? Is KB2596511 complete on WSUS?
A: KB2647540 is currently only available via the Download Center. The update will also be provided through our other standard distribution methods once testing has been completed to ensure distribution will be successful through these channels. 

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