Published August 3, 2010
microsoft , patch , security
Tags: oob, patch, update
As we announced on Friday, today we released Security Bulletin MS10-046 out-of-band to address a vulnerability in Windows. This security update addresses a vulnerability in the handling of shortcuts that affects all currently supported versions of Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. As our colleagues over in the MMPC have noted, several families of malware have been attempting to attack this vulnerability. The security update protects against attempts to exploit this issue. 
||Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution
||Remote Code Execution
NOW: MS10-046 actively being expolited
Published August 22, 2008
firefox , patch
Tags: firefox 3, update
Fx 2->3 Major Update / Fx 126.96.36.199 / Fx 3.0.2 
Refocusing efforts on delivering a Firefox 2->3 major update within the next week. This will be from Firefox 188.8.131.52 to 3.0.1. We’re tracking some issues that might block the release but otherwise are looking good.
Mozilla will push out an update to all Firefox 2 users that will prompt them to update to version 3.0.1.
… Those continuing to live in blissful ignorance of Firefox 3 will soon be getting an upgrade notification — Mozilla plans to issue automatic upgrade notices to Firefox 2 users, perhaps as soon as next week.
The message will prompt you to install Firefox 3, but of course, if really don’t want to, you can always ignore the notice. … 
This may have negative affects for some users as there are reports of bookmark/rss feeds damaged in the upgrade process. There is also the issue of extensions being unavailable for v3.x that still work in 2.16.
Firefox 184.108.40.206/3.0.2 is schedules for final release on September 11 , so there is still at least one more upgrade available in the 2.x series. That said we are looking at and end of support in mid-December;
Note: Firefox 2.0.0.x will be maintained with security and stability updates until mid-December, 2008. All users are encouraged to upgrade to Firefox 3. – [Mozilla]
This allows a quarter to complete testing for any key systems/admin systems that have not yet been approved for support with Firefox 3.x
 Fx 2->3 Major Update / Fx 220.127.116.11 / Fx 3.0.2 (2008-Aug-18.) [Mozilla Wiki]
 Mozilla getting ready to push Firefox 3.0.1 on 2.0 users (2008-Aug-20) [ZDnet]
 Mozilla to Push Firefox 3 With Upgrade Notices (2008-Aug-21) [webmonkey]
 Mozilla preparing to push Firefox 3 update on all Firefox 2 users (2008-Aug-20) [DownloadSquad]