Out-of-Band Security Update – March 30, 2010

One ‘Out-Of-Band” security bulletins was released by Microsoft on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. The update is classified as Critical (MS10-018) according to the March 2010 Bulletin Summary.

About Out-of-Band Updates

Out-of-Band or Out-of Cycle updates are security updates that are not released on the second Tuesday of the month, commonly known as Patch Tuesday. Microsoft deems the necessity of the out-of band security update due to the wide-spread of the exploit that affects Microsoft products and its customers. Typically security updates are released on the second Tuesday of the month so IT administrators can plan for these days to test and deploy security patches.

Critical Bulletins

MS10-018: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (980182)

Affected Software

  • Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Internet Explorer 6 SP1
  • Internet Explorer 6
  • Internet Explorer 7
    • Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows XP SP3 – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows XP SP2 Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Vista, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Vista SP1, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Vista SP2, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Vista, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Vista SP1, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-00
    • Windows Vista SP2, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Server 2008, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Server 2008, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS10-002
  • Internet Explorer 8

Important Reminder

Please keep your computer up to date with Critical and Important updates by visiting Microsoft Update. If you experience any problems with Microsoft Security updates then please call Microsoft support for help. There will be no charge for support on Security Updates.

Microsoft has set up newsgroups for self-support. If you need help for Security updates or any other updates that is issued by Microsoft then please visit the Windows Update newsgroup at using your newsreader news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsupdate.

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