08-11-2009 01:09 PM
Hello and welcome to this month’s blog on the Microsoft patch releases. This is a fairly heavy month—the vendor is releasing nine bulletins covering a total of 19 vulnerabilities. Fifteen of the issues are rated “Critical” and affect Active Template Library (ATL), Office Web Components, Remote Desktop Connection, WINS, and Windows AVI file handling. The ATL issues are a continuation of the vulnerabilities addressed in the out-of-band bulletins Microsoft released last month. The two WINS issues, primarily affecting Enterprise customers, can be exploited to gain a SYSTEM-level compromise of a vulnerable computer from the local LAN.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday - August 2009: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/microsoft-pa