Microsoft Security Advisory (929433)

Via Techmeme, I came across “Microsoft Security Advisory (929433): Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution.”

I’m not a techie and don’t really understand the bulletin, which isn’t aimed at end users. What struck me, though, is that, assuming Microsoft is numbering these things consecutively and started at 1, this is a lot of security advisories for a company that has only been in existence since 1975 and in GUI business since 1985.

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Comments

  1. Sam says:

    I’m nearly certain that the Technet advisory number is the same as the corresponding Knowledge Base article number, e.g. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929433/en-us
    Those numbers cover all KB articles on all topics across all Microsoft products. Also there are many holes in the KB numbering, I believe the numbers are issued in order, but they aren’t necessarily published and made public in the same order (and many articles are apparently never published, there are a lot of holes).
    For a hoot from a long time ago: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/66706/EN-US/