Avira Techblog: Microsoft patch day brings many security fixes

Microsoft did a good job in August by releasing to customers no less than 9 security bulletins which fix 5 critical security vulnerabilities and 4 important ones.

Pretty much everything is affected :

– the Windows operating system (XP 32bit SP3, XP 64 bit SP2, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, 2008 R2, Vista, Windows 7),

– Microsoft Office (2003, 2007, 2010),

– Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2008 R2),

– Microsoft Commerce Server (2002, 2007,2009),

– Microsoft Host Integration Server (2004)

– Microsoft Exchange Server (2007, 20010)


Please use the standard update functionality to update your software as many of the vulnerabilities are exploitable.


Sorin Mustaca

Data Security Expert


via Avira – TechBlog http://techblog.avira.com/2012/08/16/microsoft-patch-day-brings-many-security-fixes/en/

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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since over 20 years in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is CEO and owner of Endpoint Cybersecurity GmbH focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .
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