Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2007
This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for October 2007.
With the release of the bulletins for October 2007, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued October 4, 2007. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.
For information about how to receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft security bulletins are issued, visit Microsoft Technical Security Notifications.
Microsoft is hosting a webcast to address customer questions on these bulletins on October 10, 2007, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the October Security Bulletin Webcast. After this date, this webcast is available on-demand. For more information, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Summaries and Webcasts.
Microsoft also provides information to help customers prioritize monthly security updates with any non-security, high-priority updates that are being released on the same day as the monthly security updates. Please see the section, Other Information.
The security bulletins for this month are as follows, in order of severity:
Microsoft has released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.
For this month:
- Microsoft has released three non-security, high-priority updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
- Microsoft has released one non-security, high-priority updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU).
Note that this information pertains only to non-security, high-priority updates on Microsoft Update, Windows Update, and Windows Server Update Services released on the same day as the security bulletin summary. Information is not provided about non-security updates released on other days.
Update Management Strategies
Security Guidance for Patch Management provides additional information about Microsoft’s best-practice recommendations for applying security updates.
Obtaining Other Security Updates
Updates for other security issues are available from the following locations:
- Security updates are available from Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security_patch".
- Updates for consumer platforms are available from Microsoft Update.
- You can obtain the security updates offered this month on Windows Update, from Download Center on Security and Critical Releases ISO CD Image files. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 913086.
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Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Cu Fang for reporting an issue described in MS07-055
- Rita Schappler of Global 360 for working with us on an issue described in MS07-055
- Greg MacManus of VeriSign iDefense Labs for reporting an issue described in MS07-056
- Pierre Geyer of next.motion OHG for reporting an issue described in MS07-057
- Carsten H. Eiram of Secunia Research for reporting an issue described in MS07-057
- Jakob Balle of Secunia Research for originally reporting an issue described in MS07-057
- Zero Day Initiative for reporting an issue described in MS07-058
- Liu Kun-Hao of Information & Communication Security Technology Center for reporting an issue described in MS07-060
- The affected software listed have been tested to determine which versions are affected. Other versions are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your software version, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
- Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates.
- International customers can receive support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support that is associated with security updates. For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues, visit International Help and Support.
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- V1.0 (October 9, 2007): Bulletin summary published.