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Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2009 Security Bulletin

December 8, 2009 - Qualys® Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in QualysGuard® to protect organizations against 6 vulnerabilities present in Microsoft Windows that were announced today. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their QualysGuard subscription.

Microsoft has released 6 security patches to fix newly discovered flaws in Microsoft Windows.

Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:

This new vulnerability check is included in Qualys vulnerability signature v1.24.71-3. Each QualysGuard account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the QualysGuard HOME menu, select the Account Info tab.


To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:

  1. Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
  2. Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
  3. Enable the following Qualys IDs:
    • 90571
    • 90573
    • 116750
    • 90570
    • 90572
    • 110112
  4. If you would like the scan to return the Windows Hostname, also include QID 82044 and ensure access to UDP port 137 is available.
  5. If you would like to be notified if QualysGuard is unable to logon to a host (if Authentication fails), also include QID 105015.

In addition, prior to running a scan for these new vulnerabilities, you can estimate your exposure to these new threats by running the Risk Matrix Report, available from the QualysGuard HOME page.


For more information, customers may contact Qualys Technical Support directly at or by telephone toll free at:
US: 1 866.801.6161 | UK: +44 (0) 118 913 1502


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