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Microsoft Patch Tuesday 2011-03-08

MS11-015
Title Vulnerabilities in Windows Media Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces
Affected DirectX
KB KB2510030
Known Exploits Yes
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2011-0032 1
2011-0042 1
MS11-016
Title Vulnerability in Microsoft Groove Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces
Affected Microsoft Groove 2007 SP2
KB KB2494047
Known Exploits Yes
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2010-3146 1
MS11-017
Title Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces
Affected Remote Desktop
KB KB2508062
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2011-0029 1
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(*): 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.