US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-344A -- Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities




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National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-344A


Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: December 09, 2008
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

* Microsoft Windows and related components
* Microsoft Internet Explorer
* Microsoft Word, Excel and related components
* Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
* Microsoft Visual Basic 6


Overview

Microsoft has released updates that address vulnerabilities in
Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, SharePoint
Server, Visual Basic 6 and related components.


I. Description

As part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November
2008, Microsoft released updates to address vulnerabilities that
affect Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel,
SharePoint Server, Visual Basic 6 and other related components.


II. Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could gain elevated privileges,
execute arbitrary code or cause a vulnerable application to crash.


III. Solution

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2008. 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

* Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2008 -
<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-dec.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

December 09, 2008: Initial release


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