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US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-253A -- Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities



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         National Cyber Alert System

   Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-253A


Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

   Original release date: September 9, 2008
   Last revised: --
   Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

     * Microsoft Windows
     * Microsoft Windows Media Encoder
     * Microsoft Office XP, 2003, and 2007


Overview

   Microsoft has released updates that address vulnerabilities in Microsoft
   Windows, Windows Media Encoder, and Microsoft Office.


I. Description

   Microsoft  has released updates to address vulnerabilities that affect
   Microsoft Windows, Windows Media Encoder, and Microsoft Office as part of
   the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 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 or cause a
   vulnerable application to crash.


III. Solution

Apply updates from Microsoft

   Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the September
   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 September 2008 updates -
       <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byid?searchview&query=ms08-sep>

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

   September 9, 2008: Initial release
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