Microsoft releases its Security Bulletins for October 2004

13 October 2004

Microsoft has released its monthly Security Bulletins for October 2004. These latest bulletins report the release of patches against a number of vulnerabilities classed as "critical" and "important" by Microsoft.

All of this month's security bulletins are summarised in Microsoft's technical summary. Below are links to the relevant end-user summaries, to the security bulletins to which they refer and to the respective knowledge base articles.

Patches against reported vulnerabilities can be downloaded via links within the appropriate Security Bulletin or by visiting Windows Update and Office Update.

Important:
We recommend that users patch their systems by downloading and installing critical Microsoft updates as soon as possible.

Users are also encouraged to update their antivirus software daily and to install a firewall on their computers, if they have not done so already. For more information on firewalls, please read Microsoft's tutorial on how to protect your PC.

Windows:   -  End-User Summary Critical:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-032 - [KB840987]
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-034 - [KB873376]
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-035 - [KB885881]
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-036 - [KB883935]
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-037 - [KB841356]
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-038 - [KB834707]
Important:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-029 - [KB873350]
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-030 - [KB824151]
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-031 - [KB841533]
 

Microsoft Office::   -  End-User Summary

Critical:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-033 - [KB886836]
 

Microsoft Exchange Server   -  End-User Summary:

Critical:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-035 - [KB885881, KB885882]
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-036 - [KB883935]
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