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Microsoft security advisory: Improperly issued digital certificates could allow spoofing

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

INTRODUCTION
Microsoft has released a Microsoft security advisory about this issue for IT professionals. The security advisory contains additional security-related information. To view the security advisory, go to the following Microsoft website:
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Update for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

DownloadDownload the Rvkroots.exe package now.
Release date: December 12, 2013

Update for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2

Customers should install the automatic updater of revoked certificates. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2813430 An update is available that enables administrators to update trusted and disallowed CTLs in disconnected environments in Windows

Enterprise customers who cannot use the automatic updater can obtain Rvkroots.exe from Windows Update catalog (KB2917500).

Update for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2

Because these systems are automatically protected, no action is needed. Enterprise customers who cannot use the automatic updater can obtain Rvkroots.exe from Windows Update catalog (KB2917500).

How to download Microsoft support files

For information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
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Article ID: 2917500 - Last Review: 02/21/2014 23:20:00 - Revision: 3.0

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