Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2004

Published: June 08, 2004

Version: 1.0

Issued: June 8, 2004
Version Number: 1.0

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

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS04-016
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in DirectPlay Could Allow Denial of Service (839643)
Executive Summary A denial of service vulnerability exists in the IDirectPlay4 API of Microsoft DirectPlay because of a lack of robust packet validation.
Maximum Severity Rating Moderate
Impact of Vulnerability Denial of Service
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS04-017
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Crystal Reports Web Viewer Could Allow Information Disclosure and Denial of Service (842689)
Executive Summary A directory traversal vulnerability exists in Crystal Reports and Crystal Enterprise from Business Objects that could allow Information Disclosure and Denial of Service attacks on an affected system.
Maximum Severity Rating Moderate
Impact of Vulnerability Information Disclosure and Denial of Service
Affected Software Visual Studio .NET 2003, Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager, Microsoft Business Solutions CRM 1.2. 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.

For example, security bulletin MS04-017 provides several security updates that may be required depending on the affected software and affected components you installed.

Affected Software and Download Locations

Details        Details        
Bulletin Identifier MS04-016 MS04-017
Maximum Severity Rating Moderate Moderate

Windows Affected Software:

Windows Server™ 2003 Moderate
Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition Moderate
Windows XP Moderate
Windows XP Service Pack 1 Moderate
Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1 Moderate
Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 Moderate
Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 Moderate
Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 Moderate
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Moderate
Windows Millennium Edition (Me) [2]
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) [1]
Windows 98 [1]
Windows Affected Operating System Components:
DirectX 8.0, 8.0a - (For Windows 2000) Moderate
DirectX 8.1, 8.1a, 8.1b - (For Windows 2000) Moderate
DirectX 8.2 - (For Windows 2000 and Windows XP) Moderate
DirectX 9.0, 9.0a, 9.0b - (For Windows 2000 or later) Moderate

Office Affected Software:

Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager   Moderate

The .NET Development Tools and Platforms Affected:

Visual Studio .NET 2003 Moderate

Other Affected Microsoft Software:

Microsoft Business Solutions CRM 1.2 Moderate


[1] By default, this operating system is not vulnerable to this issue. However, this operating system could become vulnerable if other software programs or components are installed. See the appropriate security bulletin for more details.

[2] This operating system is vulnerable to this issue. However, it is not critically affected. Security updates for non-critical issues are typically not offered on this operating system. For more information about the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policies for this operating system, visit the following Web site. See the appropriate security bulletin for more details.

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, visit 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.

QChain.exe and Update.exe:

Microsoft has released a command-line tool named QChain.exe that gives system administrators the ability to safely chain security updates together. Chaining is when you install multiple updates without restarting between each install. Update.exe, used in the updates that are described in this advisory, has chaining functionality built in. Customers who use Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 or later, who use Windows XP, or who use Windows Server 2003, do not require Qchain.exe to chain these updates. Qchain.exe still supports chaining these Windows Updates so that an administrator can create a consistent deployment script across all platforms. For more information about Qchain, visit this Web site.

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:


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  • V1.0 (June 8, 2004): Bulletin published

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