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UNIRAS Brief - 786/06 - Microsoft Security Bulletin Minor Revisions



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       UNIRAS (UK Government CERT) Briefing - 786/06 Dated 30.11.06 Time 13:15  

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Title
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Microsoft Security Bulletin Minor Revisions

Detail
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The following bulletins have undergone a minor revision increment. 
Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details.

  * MS06-059
  * MS06-056
  * MS06-039
  * MS06-033
  * MS06-012


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Title: Microsoft Security Bulletin Minor Revisions
Issued: November 29, 2006
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Summary
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The following bulletins have undergone a minor revision increment. 
Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details.

  * MS06-059
  * MS06-056
  * MS06-039
  * MS06-033
  * MS06-012

Bulletin Information:
=====================

* MS06-059

  - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-059.mspx
  - Reason for Revision:  Bulletin updated the Knowledge Base Article
    for "Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003" in the "Affected
    Products" section.  
  - Originally posted: October 10, 2006
  - Updated: November 29, 2006
  - Bulletin Severity Rating: Critical
  - Version: 1.1
    
* MS06-056

  - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-056.mspx
  - Reason for Revision: Bulletin updated "Caveats" Section and "What
    are the known issues that customers may experience when they
    install this security update?" under the "Frequently Asked
    Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update" section.  
  - Originally posted: October 10, 2006
  - Updated: November 29, 2006
  - Bulletin Severity Rating: Moderate
  - Version: 1.3
    
* MS06-039

  - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-039.mspx
  - Reason for Revision: Bulletin updated to provide clarity
    "Affected Software" in the "Tested Software and Security
    Update Download Location" section.  
  - Originally posted: July 11, 2006
  - Updated: November 29, 2006
  - Bulletin Severity Rating: Critical
  - Version: 1.2
    
* MS06-033

  - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-033.mspx
  - Reason for Revision: Bulletin updated " Caveats" Section and "
    What are the known issues that customers may experience when
    they install this security update?" under the " Frequently
    Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update" section.  
  - Originally posted: July 11, 2006
  - Updated: November 29, 2006
  - Bulletin Severity Rating: Important
  - Version: 1.3
    
* MS06-012

  - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-012.mspx
  - Reason for Revision: Bulletin Updated: "What updates does this
    release replace?" for Microsoft Outlook in the "Frequently
    asked questions (FAQ) related to this security update"
    section.

   
  - Originally posted: March 14, 2006
  - Updated: November 29, 2006
  - Bulletin Severity Rating: Critical
  - Version: 1.3
        
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