US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA10-068A -- Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities




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National Cyber Alert System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA10-068A


Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date:
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

* Microsoft Windows
* Microsoft Office


Overview

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in
Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.


I. Description

Microsoft has released security bulletins for multiple
vulnerabilities in Microsoft Movie Maker, Microsoft Office Producer
2003, and Microsoft Office Excel. These bulletins are described in
the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2010. Microsoft
notes that affected versions of Microsoft Movie Maker were either
included with Microsoft Windows or available as an optional
download.


II. Impact

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


III. Solution

Apply updates from Microsoft

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2010. 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).

Microsoft notes that there is no security update available for
Microsoft Producer 2003 at this time of this writing. Users can
mitigate the impact to systems with Microsoft Producer 2003 by
applying the automated solution to remove the Microsoft Producer
file associations using the Fix it found in Microsoft Knowledge
Base Article 975561, and by applying the workarounds in Microsoft
Security Bulletin MS10-016.


IV. References

* Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2010 -
<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-mar.mspx>

* Microsoft Windows Server Update Services -
<http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx>

* Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 975561 -
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975561>

* Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-016 -
<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-016.mspx>

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Revision History

March 09, 2010: Initial release


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