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Microsoft Patch Tuesday 2011-01-11

Title Vulnerability in Windows Backup Manager Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Affected Windows Backup Manager, Windows Vista SP1/SP2, Windows Vista x64 Edition SP1/SP2
KB KB2478935
Known Exploits Yes
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2010-3145 1
Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Data Access Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Affected Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 SP1/SP2, Microsoft Data Access Components 6.0
KB KB2451910
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2011-0026 1
2011-0027 1
We will update issues on this page for about a week or so as they evolve. We appreciate your updates!
US based customers can call Microsoft for free patch related support on 1-866-PCSAFETY
(*): ISC rating
  • We use 4 levels:
    • PATCH NOW: Typically used where we see immediate danger of exploitation. Typical environments will want to deploy these patches ASAP. Workarounds are typically not accepted by users or are not possible. This rating is often used when typical deployments make it vulnerable and exploits are being used or easy to obtain or make.
    • Critical: Anything that needs little to become "interesting" for the dark side. Best approach is to test and deploy ASAP. Workarounds can give more time to test.
    • Important: Things where more testing and other measures can help.
    • Less Urgent: practices for servers such as not using outlook, MSIE, word etc. to do traditional office or leisure work.
    • The rating is not a risk analysis as such. It is a rating of importance of the vulnerability and the perceived or even predicted threatatches.