Export (0) Print
Expand All

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2004

Published: December 01, 2004 | Updated: December 14, 2004

Version: 2.0

Issued: December 1, 2004
Update: December 14, 2004
Version Number: 2.0

An end-user version of this information is available by visiting the following Web site.

Protect Your PC: Microsoft has provided information about how you can help protect your PC at the following locations:

Update Management Strategies: The Patch Management, Security Updates, and Downloads Web site provides additional information about Microsoft's best practices recommendations for applying security updates.

IT Pro Security Zone Community: Learn to improve security and optimize your IT infrastructure, and participate with other IT Pros on security topics in the IT Pro Security Zone Web site.

Microsoft Security Notification Service: To receive automatic e-mail notifications whenever Microsoft security bulletins are issued, subscribe to the Microsoft Security Notification Service.

Summary

Included in this advisory are updates for newly discovered vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities, broken down by severity are:

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS04-040
Bulletin Title Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (889293)
Executive Summary A vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer that could allow remote code execution on an affected system.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows, Internet Explorer. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS04-041
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in WordPad Could Allow Code Execution (885836)
Executive Summary Two vulnerabilities exist in WordPad that could allow remote code execution on an affected system. User interaction is required to exploit these vulnerabilities.
Maximum Severity Rating Important
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS04-042
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in DHCP Could Allow Remote Code Execution and Denial of Service (885249)
Executive Summary Two vulnerabilities exist in the DHCP Server service, of which the most severe could allow remote code execution on an affected system. The DHCP Server service is not installed by default. Only the DHCP Server service on Windows NT 4.0 Server is affected.
Maximum Severity Rating Important
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS04-043
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in HyperTerminal Could Allow Code Execution (873339)
Executive Summary A vulnerability exists in HyperTerminal that could allow remote code execution on an affected system. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability.
Maximum Severity Rating Important
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS04-044
Bulletin Title Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel and LSASS Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (885835)
Executive Summary Two vulnerabilities exist in the Windows Kernel and the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) that could allow privilege elevation on an affected system. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.
Maximum Severity Rating Important
Impact of Vulnerability Elevation of Privilege
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS04-045
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in WINS Could Allow Remote Code Execution (870763)
Executive Summary Two vulnerabilities exist in Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) that could allow remote code execution on an affected system. The WINS Server service is not installed by default.
Maximum Severity Rating Important
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

How do I use this table?

You use this table to learn about the security updates that you may need to install. You should review each software program or component listed to see if there are required security updates. If a software program or component is listed then the impact of the vulnerability is listed and also hyperlinked to the available software update.

In the table, a number in brackets [x] indicates that there is a note that explains more about the issue. These notes are located at the bottom of the table.

Note You may have to install several security updates for a single vulnerability. Review the whole column for each bulletin identifier that is listed to verify the updates that you have to install, based on the programs or components that you have installed on your system.

Affected Software and Download Locations

Details        Details        Details        Details        Details        Details        
Bulletin Identifier MS04-040 MS04-041 MS04-042 MS04-043 MS04-044 MS04-045
Maximum Severity Rating Critical Important Important Important Important Important

Windows Affected Software:

Windows Server 2003 Moderate Moderate Important Important
Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition Moderate Moderate Important Important
Windows XP Service Pack 1 [1] Important Important Important
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Moderate Important Important
Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1 [1] Important Important Important
Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 Moderate Important Important
Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 [1] Important Important Important Important
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 [1] Important Important Important Important
Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a [1] Important Important Important Important Important
Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6 [1] Important Important Important Important Important
Windows Millennium Edition (Me) [1]
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) [1]
Windows 98 [1]
Windows Affected Operating System Components:
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 Critical [2]
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (64-Bit Edition) Critical

Notes:

[1] There is a security update available for this operating system. See the affected component, Microsoft Internet Explorer, in the table and the appropriate security bulletin for more details.

[2] This update is intended for systems with Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Microsoft Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1.
The corresponding critical security update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Service Edition Service Pack 6, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 SE, and Microsoft Windows ME can be found at the following download location.
This update may not include hotfixes that have been released since the release of MS04-004 or MS04-038. Customers who have received hotfixes from Microsoft or from their support providers since the release of MS04-004 or MS04-038 should not install this update. Instead customers should deploy update 889669.

Software Update Services:

By using Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS), administrators can quickly and reliably deploy the latest critical updates and security updates to Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003-based servers, and to desktop systems that are running Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional.

For more information about how to deploy this security update with Software Update Services, visit the Software Update Services Web site.

Systems Management Server:

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) delivers a highly-configurable enterprise solution for managing updates. By using SMS, administrators can identify Windows-based systems that require security updates and to perform controlled deployment of these updates throughout the enterprise with minimal disruption to end users. For more information about how administrators can use SMS 2003 to deploy security updates, see the SMS 2003 Security Patch Management Web site. SMS 2.0 users can also use Software Updates Service Feature Pack to help deploy security updates. For information about SMS, visit the SMS Web site.

Note SMS uses the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Microsoft Office Detection Tool to provide broad support for security bulletin update detection and deployment. Some software updates may not be detected by these tools. Administrators can use the inventory capabilities of the SMS in these cases to target updates to specific systems. For more information about this procedure, see the following Web site. Some security updates require administrative rights following a restart of the system. Administrators can use the Elevated Rights Deployment Tool (available in the SMS 2003 Administration Feature Pack and in the SMS 2.0 Administration Feature Pack) to install these updates.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer:

The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates as well as common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Web site.

Other information:

Acknowledgments

Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:

Obtaining Other Security Updates:

Updates for other security issues are available from the following locations:

Support:

  • 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 the International Support Web site.

Security Resources:

Disclaimer:

The information provided in the Microsoft Knowledge Base is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

Revisions:

  • V1.0 (December 1, 2004): Bulletin published to advise of the release of Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-040.
  • V2.0 (December 14, 2004): Updated to include Microsoft Security Bulletins MS04-041 through MS04-045.

Built at 2014-04-18T13:49:36Z-07:00

Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback
Show:
© 2015 Microsoft