Embedded Distributors and OEMs Who Purchase Through Distribution
The December 2012 supplement Update is now available on the ECE for Microsoft® Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009, Microsoft® Windows® Embedded for Point of Service 1.0 and Microsoft® Windows® Embedded for Point of Service 1.1. This supplement contains KB 2748349, KB 2753842, KB 2758857, KB 2761465, KB 2762895, KB 2770660, KB 2779030, and KB 2779562.
Please note: Monthly critical updates, including security updates, are now distributed and available in DVD5 format from your MS Distributor. The file includes updates for Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional as well as updates for Windows Vista®. In addition, the structure of the media itself will now be organized by Knowledge Base (KB) article folders, versus operating system folders as per previous monthly critical update packages.
This Update is rated as Critical:
The severity rating system provides a single rating for each vulnerability. The definitions of the ratings are in the table below. For more information regarding the severity system, please visit the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) website.
Critical A vulnerability whose exploitation could allow the propagation of an Internet worm without user action. Important A vulnerability whose exploitation could result in compromise of the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of users data, or of the integrity or availability of processing resources. Moderate Exploitability is mitigated to a significant degree by factors such as default configuration, auditing, or difficulty of exploitation. Low A vulnerability whose exploitation is extremely difficult, or whose impact is minimal.
An optional supplement consisting of Supplemental Code and any associated documentation (collectively, the 'Supplement') to the Licensed Products identified below is being made available as part of the Licensed Product Deliverables under the License Agreement. You may use the Supplement only in connection with Products and Versions listed below for which you are currently licensed.
Product Names and Versions:
Microsoft® Windows® Embedded for Point of Service 1.0
Microsoft® Windows® Embedded for Point of Service 1.1
Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009, Runtime
Windows® Embedded POSReady 2009, Runtime Upgrade
The list below may apply to one or more of the above noted licensed Products, as determined by the specific product configuration:
KB Article Bulletin Description KB 2748349 Install this update to resolve issues in Windows KB 2753842 MS12-078 Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution KB 2758857