IUpdate::get_MsrcSeverity method

Gets the Microsoft Security Response Center severity rating of the update.

This property is read-only.

Syntax

HRESULT get_MsrcSeverity(
  BSTR *retval
);

Parameters

retval

Return Value

None

Remarks

The following ratings are the possible severity ratings of a security issue that is fixed by an update. These ratings were revised by the Microsoft Security Response Center in November 2002.

Term Description
Critical A security issue whose exploitation could allow the propagation of an Internet worm without user action.
Important A security issue 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 Exploitation is mitigated to a significant degree by factors such as default configuration, auditing, or difficulty of exploitation.
Low A security issue whose exploitation is extremely difficult, or whose impact is minimal.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional with SP3 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server with SP3 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header wuapi.h
Library Wuguid.lib
DLL Wuapi.dll

See Also

IUpdate