Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-030 - Critical
Vulnerability in Bluetooth Stack Could Allow Remote Code Execution (951376)
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This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Bluetooth stack in Windows that could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
This security update is rated Critical for all supported editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that the Bluetooth stack handles a large number of service description requests. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.
Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately.
Known Issues. None
The following software have been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
|Operating System||Maximum Security Impact||Aggregate Severity Rating||Bulletins Replaced by this Update|
|Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3||Remote Code Execution||Critical||None|
|Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2||Remote Code Execution||Critical||None|
|Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1||Remote Code Execution||Critical||None|
|Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1||Remote Code Execution||Critical||None|
|Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4|
|Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2|
|Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2|
|Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems|
|Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems|
|Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems|
|Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems|
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- V1.0 (June 10, 2008): Bulletin published.
- V2.0 (June 19, 2008): Added "Why was this security update reoffered on June 19, 2008?" entry to the Update FAQ to advise customers running Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 that a revised version of the security update is available.