Thursday, 13 October 2011

Microsoft Patch Report, Tuesday 11th October 2011, Application Compatibility Update

Application Compatibility Update
By: Greg Lambert

Executive Summary
With this October Microsoft Patch Tuesday update, we see again a relatively small set of updates. In total there are eight Microsoft Security Updates, 2 with the rating of Critical and 6 with the rating of Important. This is a moderate update from Microsoft and the potential impact for the updates is minor.

As part of the Patch Tuesday Security Update analysis performed by the ChangeBASE AOK team, we have seen very little cause for potential compatibility issues.

Given the nature of the changes and updates included in each of these patches, most systems will require a reboot to successfully implement any and all of the patches and updates released in this October Patch Tuesday release cycle.

Sample Results
MS10-028: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Visio Could Allow Remote Code Execution.

Testing Summary

Vulnerability in Microsoft Active Accessibility Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2623699)
Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2604926)
Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2567053)
Vulnerability in .NET Framework and Microsoft Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2604930)
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway Could Cause Remote Code Execution (2544641)
Vulnerability in Ancillary Function Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2592799)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2586448)
Vulnerabilities in Host Integration Server Could Allow Denial of Service (2607670)

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