Microsoft Security Bulletin(s) for 12/13/2005



December 13, 2005
Today Microsoft released the following Security Bulletin(s).

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downloaded from the microsoft.com download center or Windows Update. See the
individual bulletins for details.

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Bulletin Summary:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms05-Dec.mspx

Critical Bulletins:

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (905915)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms05-054.mspx


Important Bulletins:

Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (908523)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms05-055.mspx


Re-Released Bulletins:

Vulnerability in DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution (904706)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms05-050.mspx


This represents our regularly scheduled monthly bulletin release (second
Tuesday of each month). Please note that Microsoft may release bulletins out
side of this schedule if we determine the need to do so.

If you have any questions regarding the patch or its implementation after
reading the above listed bulletin you should contact Product Support
Services in the United States at 1-866-PCSafety (1-866-727-2338).
International customers should contact their local subsidiary.




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Melissa Travers, MCSE
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