In this issue:
Welcome Break from Microsoft While IT Deals with SSL Certificate Issues
Patch Tuesday Security Briefing
September’s Patch Tuesday from Microsoft is rather light with only 5 Bulletins – none of which are critical:
Even with no vulnerabilities rated critical this period, the importance of quickly deploying these upcoming patches should not be overlooked. Prioritize the remote code execution issues first with MS11-071, MS11-072 and MS11-073 followed by privilege escalation issues MS11-070 and MS11-074.
In light of the current DigiNotar certificate issues (including the latest threat by the hacker to exploit the Microsoft Windows Update service) the handling of potentially compromised digital certificates is currently top of the list for most IT pros this period. Many IT professionals are already busy dealing with replacing their server certificates and also updating user browser / OS software to revoke trust in compromised certificates so this Patch Tuesday is welcome break.
Mozilla is being very aggressive in dealing with the issue and has sent communication to all CA’s with root certificates in NSS requesting immediate action. This seems to allude to the fact that other CA’s could face the same demise seen at DigiNotar if they are not cooperative and forthcoming.
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Updates Outside of Microsoft
Here are the notable third party updates from the last month:
Apple Security Content
Adobe Security Content
Sun Java Security Content
Also, in response to the DigiNotar trust certificate hack, the following updates have been issued by our supported vendors:
Mozilla Security Content
Microsoft Security Content
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