Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2008
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This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for April 2008.
With the release of the bulletins for April 2008, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued April 3, 2008. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.
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Microsoft is hosting a webcast to address customer questions on these bulletins on April 9, 2008, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the April 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 information about non-security releases on Windows Update and Microsoft update, please see:
- Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 894199: Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2008. Includes all Windows content.
- New, Revised, and Released Updates for Microsoft Products Other Than Microsoft Windows.
Update Management Strategies
Security Guidance for Update 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 update".
- 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:
- National Cyber Security Center, The Republic of Korea for reporting an issue described in MS08-018
- An anonymous finder for reporting an issue described in MS08-019
- An anonymous finder for reporting another issue described in MS08-019
- Amit Klein of Trusteer for reporting an issue described in MS08-020
- Alla Berzroutchko of Scanit for reporting an issue described in MS08-020
- Roy Arends of Nominet UK for reporting an issue described in MS08-020
- Jun Mao of iDefense Labs for reporting an issue described in MS08-021
- Sebastian Apelt of Zero Day Initiative for reporting an issue described in MS08-021
- Thomas Garnier of SkyRecon for reporting an issue described in MS08-021
- Yamata Li of Palo Alto Networks for reporting an issue described in MS08-021
- Peter Ferrie of Symantec for reporting an issue described in MS08-022
- An anonymous researcher working with the iDefense VCP for reporting an issue described in MS08-023
- Carsten Eiram of Secunia for reporting an issue described in MS08-024
- Thomas Garnier of SkyRecon for reporting an issue described in MS08-025
- 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 (April 8, 2008): Bulletin summary published.
- V1.1 (April 9, 2008): Executive Summary for Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-018 updated.
- V1.2 (April 16, 2008): Finder information for MS08-021 updated, and Affected Software for Microsoft Office Suites and Software clarified.
- V1.3 (February 18, 2009): Added unaffected server core notation for Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems for MS08-024.