This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on May 11, 2010. Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve critical problem vulnerabilities.

New Security Bulletins

Microsoft is releasing the following two new security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities:

Bulletin ID Bulletin Title Max Severity Rating Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software*
MS10-030 Vulnerability in Outlook Express and Windows Mail Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978542) Critical Remote Code Execution Requires restart Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
MS10-031 Vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978213) Critical Remote Code Execution May require restart Microsoft Office XP, Office 2003, 2007 Office System, Visual Basic for Applications, and Visual Basic for Applications SDK.
* The list of affected software in the summary table is an abstract. To see the full list of affected components, please click on the link in the left column and review the “Affected Software” section of the respective bulletin.

Summaries for new bulletin(s) may be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-may.mspx.

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Microsoft is releasing an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Windows Update (WU), and the Download Center. NOTE: this tool will NOT be distributed using Software Update Services (SUS). Information on the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is available at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=890830.

High Priority Non-Security Updates

High priority non-security updates Microsoft releases to be available on Microsoft Update (MU), Windows Update (WU), or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) will be detailed in the KB article found at http://support.microsoft.com/?id=894199.

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