US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-134A -- Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities




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National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-134A


Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: May 13, 2008
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT

Systems Affected

* Microsoft Windows
* Microsoft Office
* Microsoft Jet Database Engine
* Microsoft Windows Live OneCare
* Microsoft Antigen
* Microsoft Windows Defender
* Microsoft Forefront Security

Overview

Microsoft has released updates that address vulnerabilities in
Microsoft Windows, Office, Jet Database Engine, Windows Live OneCare,
Antigen, Windows Defender, and Forefront Security.


I. Description

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities that affect
Microsoft Windows, Office, Jet Database Engine, Windows Live OneCare,
Antigen, Windows Defender, and Forefront Security as part of the
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2008. The most severe
vulnerabilities could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to
execute arbitrary code. For more information, see the US-CERT
Vulnerability Notes Database.


II. Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code, gain
elevated privileges, or cause a denial of service.


III. Solution

Apply updates from Microsoft

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the May
2008 Security Bulletin Summary. The security bulletin describes any
known issues related to the updates. Administrators are encouraged to
note these issues and test for any potentially adverse effects.
Administrators should consider using an automated update distribution
system such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).


IV. References

* US-CERT Vulnerability Notes for Microsoft May 2008 updates -
<http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byid?searchview&query=ms08-may>
* Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2008 -
<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-may.mspx>
* Microsoft Update -
<https://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/>
* Windows Server Update Services -
<http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/default.mspx>

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Revision History

May 13, 2008: Initial release
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