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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2006

Published: October 10, 2006 | Updated: October 11, 2006

Version: 1.1

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Summary

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

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-057
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (923191)
Executive Summary This update resolves a vulnerability in Windows that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-058
Bulletin Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (924163)
Executive Summary This update resolves vulnerabilities in PowerPoint that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Office, PowerPoint. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-059
Bulletin Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (924164)
Executive Summary This update resolves vulnerabilities in Excel that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Office, Excel. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-060
Bulletin Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (924554)
Executive Summary This update resolves several vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word, the most critical of which could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Office, Word. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-061
Bulletin Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (924191)
Executive Summary This update resolves vulnerabilities in Windows that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-062
Bulletin Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (922581)
Executive Summary This update resolves vulnerabilities in Office that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Office. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-063
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Server Service Could Allow Denial of Service and Remote Code Execution (923414)
Executive Summary This update resolves vulnerabilities in Windows that could allow denial of service and remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Important
Impact of Vulnerability Denial of Service and Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-056
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in ASP.NET Could Allow Information Disclosure (922770)
Executive Summary This update resolves a vulnerability in ASP.NET that could allow information disclosure.
Maximum Severity Rating Moderate
Impact of Vulnerability Information Disclosure
Affected Software Windows, .NET Framework. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-065
Bulletin Title Vulnerability In Windows Object Packager Could Allow Remote Code Execution (924496)
Executive Summary This update resolves a vulnerability in Object Packager that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Moderate
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-064
Bulletin Title Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP Could Allow Denial of Service (922819)
Executive Summary This update resolves several vulnerabilities in Windows, the most critical of which could allow denial of service.
Maximum Severity Rating Low
Impact of Vulnerability Denial of Service
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.

For example, security bulletin MS06-061 provides several security updates that may be required depending on the affected software and affected components you installed.

Affected Software and Download Locations for MS06-056 through MS06-061

DetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsDetails
Bulletin Identifier MS06-056 MS06-057 MS06-058 MS06-059 MS06-060 MS06-061
Maximum Severity Rating Moderate Critical Critical Critical Critical Critical

Windows Affected Software:

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Moderate Critical Critical
Windows XP Service Pack 1 Moderate Critical Critical
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Moderate Critical Critical
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Moderate Critical Critical
Windows Server 2003 Moderate Moderate Critical
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Moderate Moderate Critical
Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems Moderate Moderate Critical
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems Moderate Moderate Critical
Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition Moderate Moderate Critical
Windows Affected Operating System Components:
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 Critical
Office Affected Software:
Office 2000 Service Pack3
Office XP Service Pack 3
Office 2003 Service Pack 1 and Office 2003 Service Pack 2 Critical
Excel 2000 Critical
Excel 2002 Important
Excel 2003 Important
Excel Viewer 2003 Important
PowerPoint 2000 Critical
PowerPoint 2002 Important
PowerPoint 2003 Important
Project 2000 Service Pack 1
Project 2002 Service Pack 1
Word 2000 Critical
Word 2002 Important
Word 2003 Important
Word Viewer 2003 Important
Microsoft Works Suites 2004, 2005, and 2006 Important Important
Visio 2002 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Important Important Important
Microsoft Office v. X for Mac Important Important Important

Affected Software and Download Locations for MS06-062 through MS06-065

DetailsDetailsDetailsDetails
Bulletin Identifier MS06-062 MS06-063 MS06-064 MS06-065
Maximum Severity Rating Critical Important Low Moderate

Windows Affected Software:

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Important
Windows XP Service Pack 1 Important Low Moderate
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Important Low Moderate
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Important Low Low
Windows Server 2003 Important Low Low
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Important Low Low
Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems Important Low Low
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems Important Low Low
Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition Important Low Low

Office Affected Software:

Office 2000 Service Pack3 Critical
Office XP Service Pack 3 Important
Office 2003 Pack 1 and Office 2003 Service Pack 2 Important
Excel 2000
Excel 2002
Excel 2003
Excel Viewer 2003
PowerPoint 2000
PowerPoint 2002
PowerPoint 2003
Project 2000 Service Pack 1 Critical
Project 2002 Service Pack 1 Important
Word 2000
Word 2002
Word 2003
Word Viewer 2003
Microsoft Works Suites 2004, 2005, and 2006
Visio 2002 Service Pack 2 Important
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Important
Microsoft Office v.X for Mac Important

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.

Windows Server Update Services:

By using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), administrators can quickly and reliably deploy the latest critical updates and security updates for Windows 2000 operating systems and later, Office XP and later, Exchange Server 2003, and SQL Server 2000 to Windows 2000 and later operating systems.

For more information about how to deploy this security update using Windows Server Update Services, visit the Windows Server 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.

Detection and Deployment Guidance:

Microsoft has provided detection and deployment guidance for this month’s security updates. This guidance will also help IT professionals understand how they can use various tools to help deploy the security update, such as Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Office Update, the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), the Office Detection Tool, Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), the Extended Security Update Inventory Tool, and the Enterprise Update Scan Tool (EST). For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 910723.

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:

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Revisions:

  • V1.0 (October 10, 2006): Bulletin published.
  • V1.1 (October 11, 2006): Bulletin revised to clarify impact associated with MS06-063 as Denial of Service and Remote Code Execution.

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