Security Bulletin Webcast Video, Questions and Answers – July 2009

Today Adrian Stone and I conducted the security bulletin webcast for June covering the six bulletins we released yesterday and Security Advisory 973472 (vulnerability in Office Web Components).

There were several questions about MS09-028 and MS09-032. These security updates addressed two open security advisories (971778 and 972890 respectively). One common question was “if I installed the Fix it workaround in the advisory, do I need to uninstall it before installing the update in the bulletin?”. The answer to that question is no, you can install the security update right on top of the Fix it workaround.

Another area where we were asked for clarification was if the cumulative security update of ActiveX Kill Bits contained the kill bit for the OWC advisory (973472). Good question. The kill bit provided in the advisory is not part of MS09-032. The issue discussed in the advisory is still under investigation and when that is complete, we will take appropriate action to protect customers. Meanwhile, we encourage all customers to evaluate and apply the workaround as quickly as possible.

With that, here is the complete list of questions and answers and I invite you to view the video below from today’s webcast.

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Please join us August 12th for our next regularly scheduled webcast following the August bulletin release where we will again have a room full of subject matter experts to answer all of your questions.


Jerry Bryant

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