Update Tuesday: July 13th 2010


    There wasn’t a huge amount of updates this month from Microsoft, but be aware that some of the problems being patched this month, were from publically reported exploits, so you want to make sure you get your updates applied as soon as you can.

Update: KB2229593 – 
Type: Critical (XP) and Low (2003)
What is does: This is a fix that patches the major and public vulnerabilities in Windows.
Size: 745KB – 2.2MB

Update: MS10-043/KB2032276
Type: Critical (W7)/Important (2008 R2)
What it does: A problem with the Canonical Display Driver is allowing remote code execution attacks. Even though Windows’ randomization of memory makes it hard for this attack to execute code, you should install this patch as soon as you can.
Size: 475KB – 623KB

Update: MS10-044/KB982335
Type:  Critical (Office 2007, Office 2007)
What it does: There’s a security problem in the Microsoft Office Access ActiveX controls which can allow remote code execution attacks. This fix resolves the problem. Since you should not be allowing untrusted Web sites to run ActiveX, you can wait until your next patch cycle for this one.
Size: 3.7MB – 10.3

Update: MS10-045/KB978212
Type: Important (Office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007)
What it does: This patch resolves an issue in Outlook that allows remote code execution attacks with the same rights as the logged in user if the user opens an attachment. Microsoft downgrades this because of the limited rights, but I think it is much more important due to it being an issue with opening attachments. I suggest that you install this patch quickly.
Size: 4.2MB – 12.5MB

Update: KB982300
Type: Low
What it does: An update for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 to resolve an issue where some computers crash on restart if they have certain LSI 1394 (FireWire) controllers.
Size: 160KB – 200KB

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