Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2004
Published: September 14, 2004 | Updated: December 14, 2004
Issued: September 14, 2004
Updated: December 14, 2004
Version Number: 1.2
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Included in this advisory are updates for newly discovered vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities, broken down by severity are:
|Bulletin Identifier||Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028|
|Bulletin Title||Buffer Overrun in JPEG Processing (GDI+) Could Allow Code Execution (833987)|
|Executive Summary||A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the processing of JPEG image formats that could allow remote code execution on an affected system.|
|Maximum Severity Rating||Critical|
|Impact of Vulnerability||Remote Code Execution|
Windows, Office, Developer, Internet Explorer, and others. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section for details.|
Note This vulnerability might require the installation of several security updates. Review the entire column in the Affected Software and Download Locations summary table for the MS04-028 bulletin identifier to verify the updates that you have to install, based on the programs or components that you have installed on your system.
|Bulletin Identifier||Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-027|
|Bulletin Title||Vulnerability in WordPerfect Converter Could Allow Code Execution (884933)|
|Executive Summary||A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the WordPerfect 5.x converter that is provided as part of the affected software that could allow remote code execution on an affected system.|
|Maximum Severity Rating||Important|
|Impact of Vulnerability||Remote Code Execution|
|Affected Software||Office, FrontPage, Works, and Publisher. 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 MS04-028 provides several security updates that may be required depending on the affected software and affected components you installed.
Affected Software and Download Locations
|Maximum Severity Rating||Important||Critical|
Windows Affected Software:
|Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition||Critical|
|Windows Server™ 2003||Critical|
|Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003||Critical|
|Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1||Critical|
|Windows XP Service Pack 1||Critical|
|Windows XP Service Pack 2|||
|Windows 2000 Service Pack 3|||
|Windows 2000 Service Pack 4|||
|Windows NT® Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a|||
|Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a|||
|Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6|||
|Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)|||
|Windows Millennium Edition (Me)|||
|Windows Affected Operating System Components:|
|The Microsoft .NET Framework, version 1.0 Service Pack 2||Critical |
|The Microsoft .NET Framework, version 1.0 Service Pack 2 – Standalone Update||Critical |
|The Microsoft .NET Framework, version 1.1||Critical |
|The Microsoft .NET Framework, version 1.1 – Standalone Update||Critical |
|Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1||Critical |
|Windows Journal Viewer||Important |
Office Affected Software:
|Office XP Service Pack 3||Important||Critical|
|Office XP Service Pack 2||Important||Critical|
|Office 2000 Service Pack 3||Important|
|Visio 2003 (All versions)||Important|
|Visio 2002 Service Pack 2 (All versions)||Important|
|Project 2003 (All versions)||Important|
|Project 2002 Service Pack 1 (All versions)||Important|
|Works Suite 2002, Works Suite 2003, Works Suite 2004||Important|
|Works Suite 2001||Important|
The .NET Development Tools and Platforms Affected:
|Visual Studio 2003 .NET||Important |
|Visual Basic .NET Standard 2003||Important |
|Visual C# .NET Standard 2003||Important |
|Visual C++ .NET Standard 2003||Important |
|Visual J# .NET Standard 2003||Important |
|Visual Studio 2002 .NET||Important |
|Visual Basic .NET Standard 2002||Important |
|Visual C# .NET Standard 2002||Important |
|Visual C++ .NET Standard 2002||Important |
|Visual FoxPro 8.0||Important |
|Visual FoxPro 8.0 Runtime Library||Important |
|The Microsoft .NET Framework, version 1.0 SDK||Important |
|The Microsoft .NET Framework, version 1.0 SDK – Standalone Update||Important |
|Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+||Important |
Other Affected Microsoft Software:
|Picture It!® 2002 (All versions)||Important |
|Greetings 2002||Important |
|Picture It! version 7.0 (All versions)||Important |
|Digital Image Pro version 7.0||Important |
|Picture It! version 9 (All versions, including Picture It! ® Library||Important |
|Digital Image Pro version 9||Important |
|Digital Image Suite version 9||Important |
|Producer for Microsoft Office PowerPoint (All versions)||Important |
 By default this operating system is not vulnerable to this issue, however could become vulnerable if other software programs or components are installed. See the affected security bulletin for more details.
 This update is not required if you use Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. See the affected Security Bulletin for more details.
 This update is not required if you use Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 unless you are developing applications that redistribute the Gdiplus.dll file using the .NET Framework, version 1.0 SDK, Visual Studio, or the Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+. See the affected 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, 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.
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.
Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Peter Winter-Smith of Next Generation Security Software Ltd. for reporting an issue described in MS04-027.
- Nick DeBaggis for reporting an issue described in MS04-028.
Obtaining Other Security Updates:
Updates for other security issues are available from the following locations:
- Security updates are available from the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security_patch".
- Updates for consumer platforms are available from the Windows Update Web site.
- 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.
- The Microsoft TechNet Security Web site provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.
- Microsoft Software Update Services
- Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
- Windows Update
- Windows Update Catalog: For more information about the Windows Update Catalog, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 323166.
- Office Update
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- V1.0 (September 14, 2004): Bulletin published
- V1.1 (October 12, 2004): Bulletin updated to document the Windows Journal Viewer as an Affected Windows Operating System Component.
- V1.2 (December 14, 2004): Bulletin updated to advise on the availability of additional security updates. Standalone security updates for The Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.0 Service Pack 2 and The Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 are now available. Security updates for Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 and the Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 runtime are also now available.
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