National Cyber Awareness System 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 ____________________________________________________________________ Feedback can be directed to US-CERT Technical Staff. Please send email to <email@example.com> with "TA12-346A Feedback VU#298708" in the subject. ____________________________________________________________________ Produced by US-CERT, a government organization. ____________________________________________________________________ This product is provided subject to this Notification: http://www.us-cert.gov/privacy/notification.html Privacy & Use policy: http://www.us-cert.gov/privacy/ This document can also be found at http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA12-346A.html For instructions on subscribing to or unsubscribing from this mailing list, visit http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/signup.html
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