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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2007

Published: May 08, 2007 | Updated: April 30, 2008

Version: 2.1

This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for May 2007.

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Summary

This bulletin summary includes security updates for newly discovered vulnerabilities. Their security bulletins, in order of severity, are as follows:

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS07-023
Bulletin Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (934233)
Executive Summary This update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Detection Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer can detect whether your computer system requires this update. The update may require a restart.
Affected Software Office. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS07-024
Bulletin Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (934232)
Executive Summary This update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Detection Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer can detect whether your computer system requires this update. The update may require a restart.
Affected Software Office. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS07-025
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (934873)
Executive Summary This update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Detection Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer can detect whether your computer system requires this update. The update may require a restart.
Affected Software Office. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS07-026
Bulletin Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Could Allow Remote Code Execution (931832)
Executive Summary This update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Detection Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer can detect whether your computer system requires this update. The update may require a restart.
Affected Software Exchange. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS07-027
Bulletin Title Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (931768)
Executive Summary This update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Detection Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer can detect whether your computer system requires this update. The update may require a restart.
Affected Software Internet Explorer. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS07-028
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in CAPICOM Could Allow Remote Code Execution (931906)
Executive Summary This update resolves a vulnerability in the Cryptographic API Component Object Model (CAPICOM) that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Detection Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer can detect whether your computer system requires this update. The update may require a restart.
Affected Software CAPICOM, BizTalk. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS07-029
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in RPC on Windows DNS Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (935966)
Executive Summary This update resolves a vulnerability in RPC on Windows DNS Server that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Detection Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer can detect whether your computer system requires this update. The update requires a restart.
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 whether any security updates are required. 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.

Affected Software and Download Locations

Details        Details        Details        Details        Details        Details        Details        
Bulletin Identifier MS07-023 MS07-024 MS07-025 MS07-026 MS07-027 MS07-028 MS07-029
Maximum Severity Rating Critical Critical Critical Critical Critical Critical Critical

Windows Affected Software:

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 [1]
Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4 Critical
Windows XP Service Pack 2 [1]
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition [1]
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 [1]
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 [1] Critical
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 [1] Critical
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems [1] Critical
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems [1] Critical
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition [1] Critical
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 [1] Critical
Windows Vista [1]
Windows Vista x64 Edition [1]
Windows Affected Operating System Components:
Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Critical
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 when installed on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Critical
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 Critical
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Critical
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Critical
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Moderate
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems Moderate
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Moderate
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 Critical
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Critical
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Critical
Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Moderate
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems Moderate
Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Moderate
Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista Critical
Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista x64 Edition Critical

Office Affected Software:

Office 2000 Service Pack 3 Critical
Office XP Service Pack 3 Important
Office 2003 Service Pack 2 Important
2007 Microsoft Office System Important
Excel 2000 Service Pack 3 Critical [2]
Excel 2002 Service Pack 3 Important [2]
Excel 2003 Service Pack 2 Important [2]
Excel 2003 Viewer Important [2]
Office Excel 2007 Important [2]
Word 2000 Service Pack 3 Critical
Word 2002 Service Pack 3 Important
Word 2003 Service Pack 2 Important
Word Viewer 2003 Important
FrontPage 2000 [2]
FrontPage 2002 [2]
FrontPage 2003 [2]
Publisher 2000 [2]
Publisher 2002 [2]
Publisher 2003 [2]
Office Publisher 2007 [2]
Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Important [2]
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Important Important Important
Microsoft Works Suite 2004 Important
Microsoft Works Suite 2005 Important
Microsoft Works Suite 2006 Important
Office SharePoint Designer 2007 [2]
Expression Web [2]

Other Affected Microsoft Software:

Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 3 with the Exchange 2000 Post-Service Pack 3 Update Rollup Critical
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Critical
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Critical
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Critical
CAPICOM Critical
Platform SDK Redistributable: CAPICOM Critical
BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1 Critical
BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 2 Critical

Notes

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

[2] There is a security update available for this software. See the affected software or component in the table and 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 Software Update Services.

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 Windows Server Update Services.

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 SMS 2003 Security Patch Management. SMS 2.0 users can also use the Software Updates Services Feature Pack to help deploy security updates. For information about SMS, visit Microsoft Systems Management Server.

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 Deploying Software Updates Using the SMS Software Distribution Feature. 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 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.

Detection and Deployment Guidance:

Microsoft provides additional detection and deployment guidance for security updates. This guidance will also help IT professionals understand how to 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:

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool:

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.

Note that this tool is not distributed using Software Update Services (SUS).

Non-Security, High-Priority Updates on MU, WU, WSUS and SUS:

  • Microsoft has released six non-security, high-priority updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
  • Microsoft has released one non-security, high-priority update for Windows on Windows Update (WU) and Software Update Services (SUS).

Note that this information pertains only to non-security, high-priority updates on Microsoft Update, Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services, and Software Update Services released on the same day as the security bulletin summary. Information will not be provided about non-security updates released on other days.

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_patch".
  • 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.

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 International Help and Support.

Security Resources:

Disclaimer:

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Revisions:

  • V1.0 (May 8, 2007): Bulletin summary published.
  • V1.1 (June 6, 2007): Bulletin summary updated to remove the literal “Service Pack 1” from all instances of “Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 1” in the table, Affected Software and Download Locations.
  • V2.0 (March 26, 2008): Bulletin summary updated to add notes about Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1 for MS07-025 in the table, Affected Software and Download Locations.
  • V2.1 (April 30, 2008): Bulletin summary updated to remove Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1 from the Affected Software table.

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