National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA12-129A

Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: May 08, 2012
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT

Systems Affected

* Microsoft Windows
* Microsoft .NET Framework
* Microsoft Office
* Microsoft Silverlight


Select Microsoft software products contain multiple
vulnerabilities. Microsoft has released updates to address these


The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2012 describes
multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. Microsoft has
released updates to address the vulnerabilities.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code,
cause a denial of service, or gain unauthorized access to your
files or system.


Apply updates

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2012, which describes
any known issues related to the updates. Administrators are
encouraged to note these issues and test for any potentially
adverse effects. In addition, administrators should consider using
an automated update distribution system such as Windows Server
Update Services (WSUS). Home users are encouraged to enable
automatic updates.


* Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2012 -

* Microsoft Windows Server Update Services -

* Microsoft Update - <>

* Microsoft Update Overview -

* Turn Automatic Updating On or Off -


Revision History

May 08, 2012: Initial release


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email to <ce**@ce**.org> with "TA12-129A Feedback VU#171819" in
the subject.

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