Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday has arrived. Today, Microsoft has released their monthly set of security bulletins designed to address security vulnerabilities within their products. This month’s release contains 12 bulletins addressing 53 vulnerabilities. Four bulletins are rated critical and address vulnerabilities in Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows Journal, and Windows. The remaining eight bulletins are rated important and address vulnerabilities in .NET, IPsec, Kerberos, Lync/Skype for Business, NDIS, Office, SChannel, and Winsock.
Bulletins Rated Critical
Microsoft bulletins MS15-112 through MS15-115 are rated as critical in this month’s release.
MS15-112 and MS15-113 are this month’s Internet Explorer and Edge security bulletin respectively. In total, 25 vulnerabilities are addressed with four of them specifically affecting both IE and Edge. The remaining 21 vulnerabilities only affect Internet Explorer. The majority of the vulnerabilities that are resolved in this month’s release are memory corruption defects. In addition, an ASLR bypass, an information disclosure vulnerability, and a couple of scripting engine flaws are also addressed.
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Tags: Microsoft, patch tuesday, Snort, Talos
Each week, we’ll highlight the most important Cisco Partner Ecosystem news and stories, as well as point you to important, Cisco-related partner content you may have missed along the way. Here’s what you might have missed this week:
Off the Top
The Channel Company Presents Annual Best of Breed Event in Orlando
Our own David Durham was feeling nostalgic and decided to stop by the Partner blog this week. The reason? He was covering the Best of Breed Conference in Orlando.
Cisco CEO, Chuck Robbins was there to deliver a keynote, field questions, and chat with partners:
There was plenty more to keep David busy throughout the 3-day event that kicked-off Monday, but don’t take my word for it, check out David’s highlights – and be sure say hi in the comments.
The Power Of Partnering: Microsoft Recognizes FlexPod Partner Innovation
We always love having new bloggers step in and contribute. This week it was Ed Cho’s turn to make his debut. In his post, he talks about five years of partnering with NetApp, and some important updates around Microsoft Private Cloud with Flexpod and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Migration.
He also takes a second to look back on some memorable Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. Make sure you check out his blog and drop him a welcome note or provide feedback in the comments.
As always, let us know what you think of the blog. Feedback from partners, especially around partner programs, is vital for Cisco to keep producing programs that work for all of us.
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Tags: #Bob15, chuck robbins, David Durham, FlexPod, Microsoft, netapp, rick snyder, SQL
Cisco is proud to celebrate its five years of partnering with NetApp in delivering unprecedented value to customers with the FlexPod integrated infrastructure solutions. This innovative collaboration has helped simplify and modernize enterprise IT so that organizations can achieve better business outcomes. In its first five years, FlexPod has experienced incredible growth, generating shared revenues of $5.6 billion. And today, more than 6,300 customer organizations and 1,100 partners worldwide have experienced how FlexPod lets them reimagine what technology can do.
The power of partnering with NetApp was further validated when Cisco and our partners were recently recognized as Microsoft Partners of the Year in two categories with integrated solutions built on FlexPod.
(L: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, shares a special moment with Rick Snyder, SVP Americas Partner Organization at Cisco, at the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando R: Jennifer Hewlett, Director of Global Technology and ISV Partner Marketing at Cisco receives the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award from Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President—WW Partner Group at Microsoft. )
First, Cisco, NetApp and Dimension Data received Microsoft’s Partner of the Year Award in the Modern Data Center, Customer Focus, category for the work in creating the Zero Touch solution at ING Direct. Cisco, NetApp, Microsoft and Dimension Data teamed to create a fully integrated solution that enables ING DIRECT to meet its customers’ online needs by speeding the release of new products to market and never having to take any banking application down ever again. The solution implemented was Microsoft Private Cloud on FlexPod—a computing, networking, and storage solution developed by Cisco and NetApp.
Additionally, Cisco partner, Scalability Experts, was named the Microsoft Data Platform Partner of the Year for the amazing results attained with the SQL Server 2014 on FlexPod at Iforium. For example, after testing up to 50,000 concurrent users of Iforium with the Flexpod Data Center for Microsoft Private Cloud, Scalability Experts found 208% faster transaction response times and 250% faster page response times which are impressive results especially when considering that a few millisecond differences in response times can mean the gain or loss of millions of dollars
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Tags: channel partner, Cisco UCS, FlexPod, Microsoft, SQL Server 2005
Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday has arrived. Today, Microsoft has released their monthly set of security bulletins designed to address security vulnerabilities within their products. This month’s release is fairly light with a total of 6 bulletins released addressing 33 vulnerabilities. Half of the bulletins are rated “Critical” and address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, JScript/VBScript, and the Windows Shell. The other half of the bulletins are rated “Important” and address vulnerabilities in Edge, Office, and the Windows Kernel.
Bulletins Rated Critical
MS15-106, MS15-108, are MS15-109 are rated Critical in this month’s release.
MS15-106 is this month’s Internet Explorer security bulletin for versions 7 through 11. In total, 14 vulnerabilities were addressed with most of them being memory corruption conditions that could allow arbitrary code execution. This bulletin also addresses 2 memory corruption flaws and 2 information disclosure flaw in the JScript/VBScript scripting engine for Internet Explorer versions 8 through 11 only. Users and organizations that currently use Internet Explorer 7 or who do not have Internet Explorer installed will need to install MS15-108 to address the vulnerabilities in the VBScript/JScript scripting engine. Read More »
Tags: bulletin, Microsoft, ms tuesday, patch, Talos
Today, Microsoft has released their monthly set of security bulletins designed to address security vulnerabilities within their products. This month’s release sees a total of 12 bulletins released which address 55 CVEs. Five bulletins are rated “Critical” this month and address vulnerabilities in Edge, Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Journal, and Office. The other seven bulletins are rated “Important” and address vulnerabilities in the .NET Framework, Active Directory, Exchange, Hyper-V, Media Center, Skype for Business, and Task Management.
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Tags: Microsoft, patch tuesday, Talos, vulnerability