Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2008
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This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for March 2008.
With the release of the bulletins for March 2008, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued March 6, 2008. 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 March 12, 2008, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the March 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 two non-security, high-priority updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
- Microsoft has released three non-security, high-priority updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU) and WSUS.
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 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:
- Mike Scott of SAIC for reporting an issue described in MS08-014
- Matt Richard of VeriSign for reporting an issue described in MS08-014
- Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs for reporting an issue described in MS08-014
- Yoshiya Sasaki of JFE Systems for reporting an issue described in MS08-014
- Bing Liu of Fortinet for reporting an issue described in MS08-014
- iDefense Labs for reporting an issue described in MS08-014
- Cody Pierce of TippingPoint DVLabs for reporting an issue described in MS08-014
- Moti Joseph and Dan Hubbard of Websense Security Labs for reporting an issue described in MS08-014
- Greg MacManus of iDefense Labs for reporting an issue described in MS08-015
- Arnaud Dovi, working with Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), for reporting an issue described in MS08-016
- An anonymous finder for reporting an issue described in MS08-016
- Chris Ries of VigilantMinds Inc. for reporting an issue described in MS08-017
- Xiao Hui of NCNIPC for reporting an issue described in MS08-017
- Golan Yosef of Finjan for reporting an issue described in MS08-017
- Yuval Ben-Itzhak of Finjan for reporting an issue described in MS08-017
- 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 (March 11, 2008): Bulletin summary published.
- V1.1 (March 12, 2008): Bulletin summary updated to reflect new download link for Microsoft Office Web Components 2000 for BizTalk Server 2000 and 2002.
- V1.2 (March 26, 2008): Bulletin summary updated to add a finder for MS08-017.
- V2.0 (April 16, 2008): Bulletin summary updated to add Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 and Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3 to the Affected Software for MS08-016.