Patch Tuesday Analysis for January 2010

Seemed like it was a quiet month until Internet Explorer vulnerability (979352) came to light shortly after Patch Tuesday.  More info on that as available.  In the meantime here is the one patch for this month, so far.

BulletinExploit Types
/Technologies Affected
System Types AffectedExploit
details public?
/ Being exploited?
Comprehensive,
practical
workaround
available?
MS severity ratingProducts AffectedNotesRandy's recommendation
MS10-001

972270
Arbitrary code

/ EOT Font Engine
Workstations
Terminal Servers
No/NoYesCritical Win2000
XP
Win2003
Win2008
Windows 7
Win2008 R2
Critical only for Win2000; Low for othersPatch after testing

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