May '11 Patch Tuesday Detailed
Article by George Norman
On 11 May 2011
All we knew until now about the May 2011 Patch Tuesday is that on the 10th of May, Microsoft would roll out only two security bulletins. One of the bulletins carries the “critical” rating, fixes a vulnerability that plagues the Windows operating system, vulnerability that could lead to remote code execution. The second bulletin carries the “important” rating, fixes two vulnerabilities that plague the Office productivity suite, vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution as well.

Redmond-based software giant Microsoft has released additional information about the two security bulletins presented above. Here’s the info Microsoft made public:

MS11-035

Title: Vulnerability in WINS Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Rating: Critical
Description: a privately reported vulnerability in the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS). The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user received a specially crafted WINS replication packet on an affected system running the WINS service. By default, WINS is not installed on any affected operating system. Only customers who manually installed this component are affected by this issue.
Affected software: Windows.

Advertising


MS11-036
Title: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Rating: Important
Description: two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted PowerPoint file. An attacker who successfully exploited either of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the logged-on user. Installing and configuring Office File Validation (OFV) to prevent the opening of suspicious files blocks the attack vectors for exploiting the vulnerabilities.
Affected software: Microsoft Office.

The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) has provided these visual representations of the May 2011 Patch Tuesday.




As always, you are very well advised to keep your operating system patched and up to date. You are also well advised to use a properly good antivirus product and keep it up to date as well.



Tags: Microsoft, Security, Patch Tuesday
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 14 Aug 2014
Swarm has been rolled out to Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store. If you want to be able to check-in from your Windows Phone, you need to get the Swarm app for Windows Phone.
By George Norman on 13 Aug 2014
By getting the foodtweaks app for iOS or Android, you will learn how to consume fewer calories and you will help feed a hungry child and their family. The calories you cut out turn into donations for food banks.
Related News
By George Norman on 09 Apr 2014
Lots of photos and videos are shared via Instagram (check out some statistics below). Easily save the photos and videos that catch your attention with the free Save-o-gram application.
By George Norman on 07 May 2014
Yesterday I invited you to protect your Android smartphone with 360 Security. Today I invite you to protect your Windows-powered machine with 360 Total Security.
By George Norman on 25 Jun 2014
The cloud storage space that OneDrive puts at your disposal for free has gone up from 7GB to 15GB.
By George Norman on 29 Jul 2014
Skype for Android provides a handy means of staying in touch with friends, we all know what. What you may not know is that starting with Skype 5.0, you will be able to find friends easier than ever before.
Advertising
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
May '11 Patch Tuesday Detailed
HTML Linking Code