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US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert - Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities (TA12-346A)
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US-CERT Alert TA12-346A
Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: December 11, 2012
Last revised: --

Systems Affected

     * Microsoft Windows
     * Microsoft Office
     * Microsoft Server Software
     * Internet Explorer


Overview

   Select Microsoft software products contain multiple
   vulnerabilities. Microsoft has released updates to address these
   vulnerabilities.


Description

   The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2012 describes
   multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. Microsoft has
   released updates to address the vulnerabilities.


Impact

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


Solution

   Apply Updates

   Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the
   Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 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.


References

 * Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2012
   <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-dec>

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

 * Microsoft Update
   <http://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-of
f>


Revision History

  December 11, 2012: Initial release

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