Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2009
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This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for August 2009.
With the release of the bulletins for August 2009, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued August 6, 2009. 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 August 12, 2009, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the August 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.
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. Includes all Windows content.
- New, Revised, and Released Updates for Microsoft Products Other Than Microsoft Windows.
To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please visit the active protections Web sites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.
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:
- Alexander Pfandt of Digitiria for reporting an issue described in MS09-036
- Ryan Smith and Alex Wheeler of IBM ISS X-Force for initially reporting the issue described in MS09-037
- Robert Freeman of IBM ISS X-Force for reporting an issue described in MS09-037
- David Dewey of IBM ISS X-Force for reporting an issue described in MS09-037
- Ryan Smith of VeriSign iDefense Labs for reporting two issues described in MS09-037
- Vinay Anantharaman of Adobe Systems, Inc. for reporting two issues described in MS09-038
- TippingPoint and the Zero Day Initiative for reporting an issue described in MS09-039
- LiGen of National University of Defense Technology for reporting an issue described in MS09-039
- Nikita Tarakanov of Positive Technologies Research Team for reporting an issue described in MS09-040
- Cody Pierce of TippingPoint DVLabs for reporting an issue described in MS09-041
- Peter Vreugdenhil of Zero Day Initiative for reporting two issues described in MS09-043
- Peter Vreugdenhil of Zero Day Initiative and Haifei Li of Fortinet’s FortiGuard Global Security Research Team for reporting an issue described in MS09-043
- Sean Larsson of VeriSign iDefense Labs for reporting an issue described in MS09-043
- Wushi of Team509, working with Zero Day Initiative, for reporting an issue described in MS09-044
- Yamata Li of Palo Alto Networks for reporting an issue described in MS09-044
- 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 Security Support or 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates. For more information about available support options, see Microsoft Help and Support.
- 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 (August 11, 2009): Bulletin Summary published.
- V1.1 (August 13, 2009): Corrected the list of RDP updates for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 for MS09-044 to match the bulletin. Changed restart requirements for MS09-037, MS09-042, and MS09-044.
- V2.0 (August 25, 2009): For MS09-044, corrected the download link for RDP Version 5.2 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB958469). Also corrected the footnote that prescribed an erroneous install sequence for KB958471 and KB958470. Customers who have successfully installed these updates do not need to reinstall.
- V3.0 (September 8, 2009): Microsoft has rereleased MS09-037 to offer new updates for the HtmlInput Object ActiveX control on Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and all supported Windows Vista editions.
- V4.0 (October 27, 2009): Microsoft has rereleased MS09-043 to reoffer the update for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3 to fix a detection issue. This is a detection change only; there were no changes to the binaries. Customers who have successfully updated their systems do not need to reinstall this update.