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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-043 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Web Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957638)

Published: August 11, 2009 | Updated: October 27, 2009

Version: 2.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves several privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Web Components that could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a specially crafted Web page. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Critical for all supported editions of Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2000 Web Components, Microsoft Office XP Web Components, Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components, Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components for the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Standard Edition, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002, Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, and Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correctly handling memory allocation when the ActiveX control is used in Internet Explorer, correcting validation logic for Office Web Components ActiveX control methods, and performing additional parameter validation. For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.

This security update also addresses the vulnerability first described in Microsoft Security Advisory 973472. The security updates addressed in this bulletin are not related to the vulnerabilities described in Microsoft Security Advisory 973882.

Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately.

Known Issues. Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 957638 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when installing this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues. When currently known issues and recommended solutions pertain only to specific releases of this software, this article provides links to further articles.

Affected and Non-Affected Software

The following software have been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Affected Software

Office Suite and Other SoftwareMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingBulletins Replaced by this Update
Microsoft Office Suites
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
(KB947320)
Remote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-017
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
(KB947319)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Office Web Components
Microsoft Office 2000 Web Components Service Pack 3
(KB947320)
Remote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-017
Microsoft Office XP Web Components Service Pack 3
(KB947320)
Remote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-017
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3
(KB947319)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 1 for the 2007 Microsoft Office System**
(KB947318)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Standard Edition Service Pack 3*
(KB947826)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 3
(KB947826)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Standard Edition Service Pack 1
(KB947826)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 1
(KB947826)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Other Microsoft Software
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002
(KB971388)
Remote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-017
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1
(KB969172)
Remote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-017
Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006
(KB968377)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone

*Microsoft ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition is delivered as a standalone product. Microsoft ISA Server 2004 Standard Edition is also delivered as a component of Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 Premium Edition.

**SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway Medium Business Edition redistribute the affected component Office 2003 Web Components for the 2007 Microsoft Office System. The update for the Office 2003 Web Components for the 2007 Microsoft Office System component detects for SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway Medium Business Edition and will offer the update to customers.

Non-Affected Software

Office and Other Software
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 and 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2003
Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003
Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Viewer
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 Service Pack 2*
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

*Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 Service Pack 2 is not-affected because the previous OWC release, MS08-017, set the kill bit needed to prevent this exploit.

Why was this bulletin rereleased on October 27, 2009? 
Microsoft rereleased this bulletin to reoffer the update for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3 to fix a detection issue when Microsoft Office Access Runtime 2003 is installed. This is a detection change only; there were no changes to the binaries. Customers who have successfully updated their systems do not need to reinstall this update.

How do I know which versions of OWC are still in support and which versions of Office they shipped with? 
There are three versions of Office Web Components:

  • Office 2000 Web Components
  • Office XP Web Components
  • Office 2003 Web Components

Each version was released as a Web download and on the CDs of the corresponding version of Microsoft Office. In addition, each version was re-released together with the next version of Office. Therefore, there is a version of Office 2000 Web Components on the Office XP CDs and a version of Office XP Web Components on the Office 2003 CDs. The Office 2003 Web Components were not released on Office 2007 CDs. However, they were re-released to the Web and included with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007. Although these re-releases carry the same names and functionality as the original release, for technical reasons they are considered separate products for patching purposes.

Each version of OWC, and this includes the re-releases, is supported according to the version of Office with which it shipped. Therefore, the version of Office 2000 Web Components that shipped with Office 2000 was in extended support until Office 2000 left extended support on July 14, 2009. However, the version of Office 2000 Web Components that shipped with Office XP is in extended support until Office XP leaves extended support on July 12, 2011. This same rule applies to the other versions of OWC. The following table lists the support milestone dates and release locations for all the different versions of OWC:

OWC VersionRelease LocationMainstream Support EndsExtended Support Ends
OWC 2000 (Office 2000 version)Office 2000 CD, WebMainstream support has ended.Extended support has ended.
OWC 2000 (Office XP version)Office XP CDMainstream support has ended.7/12/2011
OWC XP (Office XP version)Office XP CD, WebMainstream support has ended.7/12/2011
OWC XP (Office 2003 version)Office 2003 CDMainstream support has ended.4/8/2014
OWC 2003 (Office 2003 version)Office 2003 CD, Web (versions 1-3)Mainstream support has ended.4/8/2014
OWC 2003 (2007 Office system version)Project Server 2007 CD, Web (version 4)4/10/20124/11/2017

For more information about the support life cycle of Microsoft Office products, visit the Office Products Web site at Microsoft Help and Support.

Where are the file information details? 
Refer to the reference tables in the Security Update Deployment section for the location of the file information details.

Why does this update address several reported security vulnerabilities? 
This update contains support for several vulnerabilities because the modifications that are required to address these issues are located in related files. Instead of having to install several updates that are almost the same, customers need to install this update only.

Does this update contain any security-related changes to functionality? 
For affected versions of ISA Server, the update sets the kill bit for all OWC CLSIDs blocking known attack vectors within Internet Explorer. This action does not affect ISA Server functionality.

I am using an older release of the software discussed in this security bulletin. What should I do? 
The affected software listed in this bulletin have been tested to determine which releases are affected. Other releases are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your software release, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

It should be a priority for customers who have older releases of the software to migrate to supported releases to prevent potential exposure to vulnerabilities. For more information about the Windows Product Lifecycle, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle. For more information about the extended security update support period for these software versions or editions, visit Microsoft Product Support Services.

Customers who require custom support for older releases must contact their Microsoft account team representative, their Technical Account Manager, or the appropriate Microsoft partner representative for custom support options. Customers without an Alliance, Premier, or Authorized Contract can contact their local Microsoft sales office. For contact information, visit Microsoft Worldwide Information, select the country, and then click Go to see a list of telephone numbers. When you call, ask to speak with the local Premier Support sales manager. For more information, see the Windows Operating System Product Support Lifecycle FAQ.

Vulnerability Information

The following severity ratings assume the potential maximum impact of the vulnerability. For information regarding the likelihood, within 30 days of this security bulletin's release, of the exploitability of the vulnerability in relation to its severity rating and security impact, please see the Exploitability Index in the August bulletin summary. For more information, see Microsoft Exploitability Index.

Vulnerability Severity Rating and Maximum Security Impact by Affected Software
Affected SoftwareOffice Web Components Memory Allocation Vulnerability - CVE-2009-0562Office Web Components Heap Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2496Office Web Components HTML Script Vulnerability - CVE-2009-1136Office Web Components Buffer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-1534Aggregate Severity Rating
Microsoft Office Suites
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Critical
Microsoft Office Web Components
Microsoft Office 2000 Web Components Service Pack 3Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Microsoft Office XP Web Components Service Pack 3 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Critical
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 1 for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Critical
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Standard Edition Service Pack 3 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Critical
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 3 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Critical
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Standard Edition Service Pack 1 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Critical
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 1 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Critical
Other Microsoft Software
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Critical

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Office Web Components ActiveX Control. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted Web page. When a user views the Web page, the vulnerability could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the logged-on user.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2009-0562.

Mitigating Factors for Office Web Components Memory Allocation Vulnerability - CVE-2009-0562

Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:

  • By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and 2008 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. This mode mitigates this vulnerability. See the FAQ section of this security update for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.
  • By default, Outlook Express 6, Outlook 2002, and Outlook 2003 open HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone. Additionally, Outlook 2000 opens HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone if the Outlook E-mail Security Update has been installed. Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2 opens HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone if Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-018 has been installed.

    The Restricted sites zone helps reduce attacks that could try to exploit this vulnerability by preventing ActiveX controls from being used when reading HTML e-mail messages. However, if a user clicks a link in an e-mail message, they could still be vulnerable to this issue through the Web-based attack scenario.
  • In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a Web site that contains a Web page that is used to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these Web sites. Instead, an attacker would have to persuade users to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's Web site.
  • An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

Workarounds for Office Web Components Memory Allocation Vulnerability - CVE-2009-0562

Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality:

  • Prevent Office Web Components Library from running in Internet Explorer.

    You can prevent the Office Web Components Library from running in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the control in the registry.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    Note This is the action taken by the ISA Server update package. No binaries are included in this update for ISA Server.

    For detailed steps that you can use to prevent a control from running in Office Web Components, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 240797. Follow these steps in this article to create a Compatibility Flags value in the registry to prevent the Office Web Components library from running.

    Note The Class Identifiers and corresponding files where the library objects are contained are documented in the FAQ "What does the update do?"

    • To set the kill bit for a CLSID with a value of {0002E543-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} and {0002E55B-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}, paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E543-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
      "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E55B-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
      "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

    Impact of Workaround: After the kill bit is set, you will no longer be able to use the OWC Spreadsheet functionality within the Office Web Components ActiveX Control in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, or any application that honors kill bits. This will not affect the standard operation of Microsoft Office and most users will not notice any change after setting the kill bit. OWC is primarily used by Web applications, including internal business applications, Microsoft Office Project Web Access, and the Office 2003 Add-in: Web Parts and Components. It may also be used in some VBA solutions within Microsoft Office. Once the kill bit is set, these applications will not be able to use any functionality that relies on the OWC Spreadsheet control within the Office Web Components ActiveX Control.

    How to undo the Workaround: You can undo the workaround documented above by following these steps:

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    • To undo the kill bit for a CLSID with a value of {0002E543-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} and {0002E55B-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}, paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      CLSID_OWC10_Spreadsheet, {0002E541-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E543-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

      CLSID_OWC11_Spreadsheet, {0002E559-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E55B-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
  • Unregister the Office Web Components Library

    Note This action will not work on an ISA Server computer because:

    • The Office Web components are installed in the ISA Server program directory (“%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft ISA Server” by default)
    • The Office Web Components are re-registered by the ISA Server report job mechanism each time a report job is executed.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    • For OWC 10, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe /u "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Components\10\owc10.dll"
    • For OWC 11, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe /u "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Components\11\owc11.dll"

    Impact of Workaround: Applications requiring Office Web Components functionality will not function.

    How to undo the Workaround: To re-register the Office Web Components, follow these steps:

    • For OWC 10, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Components\10\owc10.dll"
    • For OWC 11, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Components\11\owc11.dll"
  • Restrict Web sites to only your trusted Web sites

    After you set Internet Explorer to require a prompt before it runs ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to Internet Explorer's Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted Web sites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect you from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone.

    To do this, follow these steps:

    1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
    2. In the Select a Web content zone to specify its current security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
    3. If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
    4. In the Add this Web site to the zone box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click Add.
    5. Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone.
    6. Click OK two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

    Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your computer. Two in particular that you may want to add are "*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com" and "*.update.microsoft.com" (without the quotation marks). This is the site that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX control to install the update.

  • Set Internet and Local intranet security zone settings to "High" to prompt before running ActiveX controls in these zones

    You can help protect against these vulnerabilities by changing your settings for the Internet security zone to prompt before running ActiveX controls. You can do this by setting your browser security to High.

    To raise the browsing security level in Microsoft Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

    1. On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click the Internet icon.
    3. Under Security level for this zone, move the slider to High. This sets the security level for all Web sites you visit to High.

    Note If no slider is visible, click Default Level, and then move the slider to High.

    Note Setting the level to High may cause some Web sites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a Web site after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly even with the security setting set to High.

FAQ for Office Web Components Memory Allocation Vulnerability - CVE-2009-0562

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

What causes the vulnerability? 
When the ActiveX control is used in Internet Explorer, the control may corrupt the system state in such a way that an attacker could run arbitrary code.

What are Office Web Components? 
Microsoft Office Web Components are a collection of Component Object Model (COM) controls for publishing spreadsheets, charts, and databases to the Web, and for viewing the published components on the Web.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take complete control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability? 
An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by hosting a specially crafted Web site that is designed to invoke the ActiveX control through Internet Explorer. This can also include compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These Web sites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these Web sites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or in an Instant Messenger request that takes users to the attacker's Web site. It could also be possible to display specially crafted Web content by using banner advertisements or by using other methods to deliver Web content to affected systems.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability requires that a user be logged on and visit a Web site for any malicious action to occur. Therefore, any systems where Internet Explorer is used frequently, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability. Servers could be at more risk if administrators allow users to log on to servers and to run programs. However, best practices strongly discourage allowing this.

I am running Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. Does this mitigate this vulnerability? 
Yes. By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. Enhanced Security Configuration is a group of preconfigured settings in Internet Explorer that can reduce the likelihood of a user or administrator downloading and running specially crafted Web content on a server. This is a mitigating factor for Web sites that you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. See also Managing Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.

What is the ActiveX opt-in feature in Windows Internet Explorer 7? 
Windows Internet Explorer 7 includes an ActiveX opt-in feature, which means that nearly all pre-installed ActiveX controls are off by default. Users are prompted by the Information Bar before they can instantiate a previously installed ActiveX control that has not yet been used on the Internet. This enables a user to permit or deny access on a control-by-control basis. For more information about this and other new features, see the Windows Internet Explorer 7 features page.

What does the update do? 
The update removes the vulnerability by correctly handling memory allocation when the ActiveX control is used in Internet Explorer.

For affected versions of ISA Server, the update sets the kill bit for all OWC CLSIDs blocking known attack vectors within Internet Explorer. This action does not affect ISA Server functionality.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure.

When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited? 
No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers and had not seen any examples of proof of concept code published when this security bulletin was originally issued.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Office Web Components ActiveX Control. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted Web page. When a user views the Web page, the vulnerability could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the logged-on user.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2009-2496.

Mitigating Factors for Office Web Components Heap Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2496

Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:

  • By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and 2008 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. This mode mitigates this vulnerability. See the FAQ section of this security update for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.
  • By default, Outlook Express 6, Outlook 2002, and Outlook 2003 open HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone. Additionally, Outlook 98 and Outlook 2000 open HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone if the Outlook E-mail Security Update has been installed. Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2 opens HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone if Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-018 has been installed.

    The Restricted sites zone helps reduce attacks that could try to exploit this vulnerability by preventing ActiveX controls from being used when reading HTML e-mail messages. However, if a user clicks a link in an e-mail message, they could still be vulnerable to this issue through the Web-based attack scenario.
  • In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a Web site that contains a Web page that is used to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these Web sites. Instead, an attacker would have to persuade users to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's Web site.
  • An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

Workarounds for Office Web Components Heap Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2496

Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality:

  • Prevent Office Web Components Library from running in Internet Explorer.

    You can prevent the Office Web Components Library from running in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the control in the registry.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    Note This is the action taken by the ISA Server update package. No binaries are included in this update for ISA Server.

    For detailed steps that you can use to prevent a control from running in Office Web Components, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 240797. Follow these steps in this article to create a Compatibility Flags value in the registry to prevent the Office Web Components library from running.

    Note The Class Identifiers and corresponding files where the library objects are contained are documented in the FAQ "What does the update do?"

    • To set the kill bit for a CLSID with a value of {0002E541-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} and {0002E559-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}, paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E541-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
      "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E559-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
      "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

    Impact of Workaround: After the kill bit is set, you will no longer be able to use the OWC Spreadsheet functionality within the Office Web Components ActiveX Control in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, or any application that honors kill bits. This will not affect the standard operation of Microsoft Office and most users will not notice any change after setting the kill bit. OWC is primarily used by Web applications, including internal business applications, Microsoft Office Project Web Access, and the Office 2003 Add-in: Web Parts and Components. It may also be used in some VBA solutions within Microsoft Office. Once the kill bit is set, these applications will not be able to use any functionality that relies on the OWC Spreadsheet control within the Office Web Components ActiveX Control.

    How to undo the Workaround: You can undo the workaround documented above by following these steps:

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    • To undo the kill bit for a CLSID with a value of {0002E541-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} and {0002E559-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}, paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      CLSID_OWC10_Spreadsheet, {0002E541-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E541-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

      CLSID_OWC11_Spreadsheet, {0002E559-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E559-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
  • Unregister the Office Web Components Library

    Note This action will not work on an ISA Server computer because:

    • The Office Web components are installed in the ISA Server program directory (“%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft ISA Server” by default)
    • The Office Web Components are re-registered by the ISA Server report job mechanism each time a report job is executed.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    • For OWC 10, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe /u "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Components\10\owc10.dll"
    • For OWC 11, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe /u "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Components\11\owc11.dll"

    Impact of Workaround: Applications requiring Office Web Components functionality will not function.

    How to undo the Workaround: To re-register the Office Web Components, follow these steps:

    • For OWC 10, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Components\10\owc10.dll"
    • For OWC 11, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Components\11\owc11.dll"
  • Restrict Web sites to only your trusted Web sites

    After you set Internet Explorer to require a prompt before it runs ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to Internet Explorer's Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted Web sites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect you from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone.

    To do this, follow these steps:

    1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
    2. In the Select a Web content zone to specify its current security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
    3. If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
    4. In the Add this Web site to the zone box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click Add.
    5. Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone.
    6. Click OK two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

    Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your computer. Two in particular that you may want to add are "*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com" and "*.update.microsoft.com" (without the quotation marks). This is the site that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX control to install the update.

  • Set Internet and Local intranet security zone settings to "High" to prompt before running ActiveX controls in these zones

    You can help protect against these vulnerabilities by changing your settings for the Internet security zone to prompt before running ActiveX controls. You can do this by setting your browser security to High.

    To raise the browsing security level in Microsoft Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

    1. On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click the Internet icon.
    3. Under Security level for this zone, move the slider to High. This sets the security level for all Web sites you visit to High.

    Note If no slider is visible, click Default Level, and then move the slider to High.

    Note Setting the level to High may cause some Web sites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a Web site after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly even with the security setting set to High.

FAQ for Office Web Components Heap Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2496

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

What causes the vulnerability? 
When the ActiveX control is used in Internet Explorer, the control methods do not perform sufficient parameter validation which may result in a heap overflow in such a way that an attacker could run arbitrary code.

What are Office Web Components? 
Microsoft Office Web Components are a collection of Component Object Model (COM) controls for publishing spreadsheets, charts, and databases to the Web, and for viewing the published components on the Web.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take complete control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability? 
An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by hosting a specially crafted Web site that is designed to invoke the ActiveX control through Internet Explorer. This can also include compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These Web sites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these Web sites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or in an Instant Messenger request that takes users to the attacker's Web site. It could also be possible to display specially crafted Web content by using banner advertisements or by using other methods to deliver Web content to affected systems.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability requires that a user be logged on and visit a Web site for any malicious action to occur. Therefore, any systems where Internet Explorer is used frequently, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability. Servers could be at more risk if administrators allow users to log on to servers and to run programs. However, best practices strongly discourage allowing this.

I am running Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. Does this mitigate this vulnerability? 
Yes. By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. Enhanced Security Configuration is a group of preconfigured settings in Internet Explorer that can reduce the likelihood of a user or administrator downloading and running specially crafted Web content on a server. This is a mitigating factor for Web sites that you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. See also Managing Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.

What is the ActiveX opt-in feature in Windows Internet Explorer 7? 
Windows Internet Explorer 7 includes an ActiveX opt-in feature, which means that nearly all pre-installed ActiveX controls are off by default. Users are prompted by the Information Bar before they can instantiate a previously installed ActiveX control that has not yet been used on the Internet. This enables a user to permit or deny access on a control-by-control basis. For more information about this and other new features, see the Windows Internet Explorer 7 features page.

What does the update do? 
The update removes the vulnerability by correcting validation logic for Office Web Components ActiveX control methods.

For affected versions of ISA Server, the update sets the kill bit for all OWC CLSIDs blocking known attack vectors within Internet Explorer.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure.

When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited? 
No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers and had not seen any examples of proof of concept code published when this security bulletin was originally issued.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Office Web Components ActiveX Control. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted Web page. When a user views the Web page, the vulnerability could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the logged-on user.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2009-1136.

Mitigating Factors for Office Web Components HTML Script Vulnerability - CVE-2009-1136

Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:

  • By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and 2008 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. This mode mitigates this vulnerability. See the FAQ section of this security update for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.
  • By default, Outlook Express 6, Outlook 2002, and Outlook 2003 open HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone. Additionally, Outlook 98 and Outlook 2000 open HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone if the Outlook E-mail Security Update has been installed. Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2 opens HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone if Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-018 has been installed.

    The Restricted sites zone helps reduce attacks that could try to exploit this vulnerability by preventing ActiveX controls from being used when reading HTML e-mail messages. However, if a user clicks a link in an e-mail message, they could still be vulnerable to this issue through the Web-based attack scenario.
  • In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a Web site that contains a Web page that is used to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these Web sites. Instead, an attacker would have to persuade users to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's Web site.
  • An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

Workarounds for Office Web Components HTML Script Vulnerability - CVE-2009-1136

Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality:

  • Prevent Office Web Components Library from running in Internet Explorer.

    You can prevent the Office Web Components Library from running in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the control in the registry.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    Note This is the action taken by the ISA Server update package. No binaries are included in this update for ISA Server.

    For detailed steps that you can use to prevent a control from running in Office Web Components, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 240797. Follow these steps in this article to create a Compatibility Flags value in the registry to prevent the Office Web Components library from running.

    Note The Class Identifiers and corresponding files where the library objects are contained are documented in the FAQ "What does the update do?"

    • To set the kill bit for a CLSID with a value of {0002E541-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} and {0002E559-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}, paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E541-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
      "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E559-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
      "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

    Impact of Workaround: After the kill bit is set, you will no longer be able to use the OWC Spreadsheet functionality within the Office Web Components ActiveX Control in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, or any application that honors kill bits. This will not affect the standard operation of Microsoft Office and most users will not notice any change after setting the kill bit. OWC is primarily used by Web applications, including internal business applications, Microsoft Office Project Web Access, and the Office 2003 Add-in: Web Parts and Components. It may also be used in some VBA solutions within Microsoft Office. Once the kill bit is set, these applications will not be able to use any functionality that relies on the OWC Spreadsheet control within the Office Web Components ActiveX Control.

    How to undo the Workaround: You can undo the workaround documented above by following these steps:

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    • To undo the kill bit for a CLSID with a value of {0002E541-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} and {0002E559-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}, paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      CLSID_OWC10_Spreadsheet, {0002E541-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E541-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

      CLSID_OWC11_Spreadsheet, {0002E559-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E559-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
  • Unregister the Office Web Components Library

    Note This action will not work on an ISA Server computer because:

    • The Office Web components are installed in the ISA Server program directory (“%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft ISA Server” by default)
    • The Office Web Components are re-registered by the ISA Server report job mechanism each time a report job is executed.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    • For OWC 10, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe /u "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Components\10\owc10.dll"
    • For OWC 11, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe /u "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Components\11\owc11.dll"

    Impact of Workaround: Applications requiring Office Web Components functionality will not function.

    How to undo the Workaround: To re-register the Office Web Components, follow these steps:

    • For OWC 10, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Components\10\owc10.dll"
    • For OWC 11, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Components\11\owc11.dll"
  • Restrict Web sites to only your trusted Web sites

    After you set Internet Explorer to require a prompt before it runs ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to Internet Explorer's Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted Web sites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect you from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone.

    To do this, follow these steps:

    1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
    2. In the Select a Web content zone to specify its current security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
    3. If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
    4. In the Add this Web site to the zone box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click Add.
    5. Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone.
    6. Click OK two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

    Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your computer. Two in particular that you may want to add are "*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com" and "*.update.microsoft.com" (without the quotation marks). This is the site that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX control to install the update.

  • Set Internet and Local intranet security zone settings to "High" to prompt before running ActiveX controls in these zones

    You can help protect against these vulnerabilities by changing your settings for the Internet security zone to prompt before running ActiveX controls. You can do this by setting your browser security to High.

    To raise the browsing security level in Microsoft Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

    1. On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click the Internet icon.
    3. Under Security level for this zone, move the slider to High. This sets the security level for all Web sites you visit to High.

    Note If no slider is visible, click Default Level, and then move the slider to High.

    Note Setting the level to High may cause some Web sites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a Web site after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly even with the security setting set to High.

FAQ for Office Web Components HTML Script Vulnerability - CVE-2009-1136

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

What causes the vulnerability? 
When the ActiveX control is used in Internet Explorer, the control does not correctly handle parameter values and may corrupt the system state in such a way that an attacker could run arbitrary code.

What are Office Web Components? 
Microsoft Office Web Components are a collection of Component Object Model (COM) controls for publishing spreadsheets, charts, and databases to the Web, and for viewing the published components on the Web.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take complete control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability? 
An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by hosting a specially crafted Web site that is designed to invoke the ActiveX control through Internet Explorer. This can also include compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These Web sites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these Web sites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or in an Instant Messenger request that takes users to the attacker's Web site. It could also be possible to display specially crafted Web content by using banner advertisements or by using other methods to deliver Web content to affected systems.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability requires that a user be logged on and visit a Web site for any malicious action to occur. Therefore, any systems where Internet Explorer is used frequently, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability. Servers could be at more risk if administrators allow users to log on to servers and to run programs. However, best practices strongly discourage allowing this.

I am running Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. Does this mitigate this vulnerability? 
Yes. By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. Enhanced Security Configuration is a group of preconfigured settings in Internet Explorer that can reduce the likelihood of a user or administrator downloading and running specially crafted Web content on a server. This is a mitigating factor for Web sites that you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. See also Managing Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.

What is the ActiveX opt-in feature in Windows Internet Explorer 7? 
Windows Internet Explorer 7 includes an ActiveX opt-in feature, which means that nearly all pre-installed ActiveX controls are off by default. Users are prompted by the Information Bar before they can instantiate a previously installed ActiveX control that has not yet been used on the Internet. This enables a user to permit or deny access on a control-by-control basis. For more information about this and other new features, see the Windows Internet Explorer 7 features page.

What does the update do? 
The security update addresses the vulnerability by performing additional parameter validation.

For affected versions of ISA Server, the update sets the kill bit for all OWC CLSIDs blocking known attack vectors within Internet Explorer. This action does not affect ISA Server functionality.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
While the initial report was provided through responsible disclosure, the vulnerability was later disclosed publicly by a separate party. This security bulletin addresses the publicly disclosed vulnerability, as well as additional issues discovered through internal investigations. This vulnerability was first described in Microsoft Security Advisory 973472.

When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited? 
Yes. Microsoft is aware of limited, targeted attacks attempting to exploit the vulnerability.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Office Web Components ActiveX Control. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted Web page. When a user views the Web page, the vulnerability could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the logged-on user.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2009-1534.

Mitigating Factors for Office Web Components Buffer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-1534

Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:

  • By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and 2008 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. This mode mitigates this vulnerability. See the FAQ section of this security update for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.
  • By default, Outlook Express 6, Outlook 2002, and Outlook 2003 open HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone. Additionally, Outlook 98 and Outlook 2000 open HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone if the Outlook E-mail Security Update has been installed. Outlook Express 5.5 Service Pack 2 opens HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone if Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-018 has been installed.

    The Restricted sites zone helps reduce attacks that could try to exploit this vulnerability by preventing ActiveX controls from being used when reading HTML e-mail messages. However, if a user clicks a link in an e-mail message, they could still be vulnerable to this issue through the Web-based attack scenario.
  • In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a Web site that contains a Web page that is used to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these Web sites. Instead, an attacker would have to persuade users to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's Web site.
  • An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

Workarounds for Office Web Components Buffer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-1534

Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality:

  • Prevent Office Web Components Library from running in Internet Explorer.

    You can prevent the Office Web Components Library from running in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the control in the registry.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    Note This is the action taken by the ISA Server update package. No binaries are included in this update for ISA Server.

    For detailed steps that you can use to prevent a control from running in Office Web Components, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 240797. Follow these steps in this article to create a Compatibility Flags value in the registry to prevent the Office Web Components library from running.

    Note The Class Identifiers and corresponding files where the library objects are contained are documented in the FAQ "What does the update do?"

    • To set the kill bit for a CLSID with a value of {0002E512-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}, paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E512-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
      "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

    Impact of Workaround: After the kill bit is set, you will no longer be able to use the OWC Spreadsheet functionality within the Office Web Components ActiveX Control in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, or any application that honors kill bits. This will not affect the standard operation of Microsoft Office and most users will not notice any change after setting the kill bit. OWC is primarily used by Web applications, including internal business applications, Microsoft Office Project Web Access, and the Office 2003 Add-in: Web Parts and Components. It may also be used in some VBA solutions within Microsoft Office. Once the kill bit is set, these applications will not be able to use any functionality that relies on the OWC Spreadsheet control within the Office Web Components ActiveX Control.

    How to undo the Workaround: You can undo the workaround documented above by following these steps:

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    • To undo the kill bit for a CLSID with a value of {0002E512-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}, paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

      Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

      [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E512-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
  • Unregister the Office Web Components Library

    Note This action will not work on an ISA Server computer because:

    • The Office Web components are installed in the ISA Server program directory (“%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft ISA Server” by default)
    • The Office Web Components are re-registered by the ISA Server report job mechanism each time a report job is executed.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use the Registry Editor at your own risk. For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or view the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe.

    Note We recommend backing up the registry before you edit it.

    • For Office 2000, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe /u "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\msowc.dll"
    • For Office XP, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe /u "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\msowc.dll"

    Impact of Workaround: Applications requiring Office Web Components functionality will not function.

    How to undo the Workaround: To re-register the Office Web Components, follow these steps:

    • For Office 2000, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\msowc.dll"
    • For Office XP, type the following at the command prompt and select Run:

      Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\msowc.dll
  • Restrict Web sites to only your trusted Web sites

    After you set Internet Explorer to require a prompt before it runs ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to Internet Explorer's Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted Web sites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect you from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone.

    To do this, follow these steps:

    1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
    2. In the Select a Web content zone to specify its current security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
    3. If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
    4. In the Add this Web site to the zone box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click Add.
    5. Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone.
    6. Click OK two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

    Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your computer. Two in particular that you may want to add are "*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com" and "*.update.microsoft.com" (without the quotation marks). This is the site that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX control to install the update.

  • Set Internet and Local intranet security zone settings to "High" to prompt before running ActiveX controls in these zones

    You can help protect against these vulnerabilities by changing your settings for the Internet security zone to prompt before running ActiveX controls. You can do this by setting your browser security to High.

    To raise the browsing security level in Microsoft Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

    1. On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click the Internet icon.
    3. Under Security level for this zone, move the slider to High. This sets the security level for all Web sites you visit to High.

    Note If no slider is visible, click Default Level, and then move the slider to High.

    Note Setting the level to High may cause some Web sites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a Web site after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly even with the security setting set to High.

FAQ for Office Web Components Buffer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-1534

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

What causes the vulnerability? 
When the ActiveX control is used in Internet Explorer, the control may corrupt the system state in such a way that an attacker could run arbitrary code.

What are Office Web Components? 
Microsoft Office Web Components are a collection of Component Object Model (COM) controls for publishing spreadsheets, charts, and databases to the Web, and for viewing the published components on the Web.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take complete control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability? 
An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by hosting a specially crafted Web site that is designed to invoke the ActiveX control through Internet Explorer. This can also include compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These Web sites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these Web sites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or in an Instant Messenger request that takes users to the attacker's Web site. It could also be possible to display specially crafted Web content by using banner advertisements or by using other methods to deliver Web content to affected systems.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability requires that a user be logged on and visit a Web site for any malicious action to occur. Therefore, any systems where Internet Explorer is used frequently, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability. Servers could be at more risk if administrators allow users to log on to servers and to run programs. However, best practices strongly discourage allowing this.

I am running Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. Does this mitigate this vulnerability? 
Yes. By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. Enhanced Security Configuration is a group of preconfigured settings in Internet Explorer that can reduce the likelihood of a user or administrator downloading and running specially crafted Web content on a server. This is a mitigating factor for Web sites that you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. See also Managing Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.

What is the ActiveX opt-in feature in Windows Internet Explorer 7? 
Windows Internet Explorer 7 includes an ActiveX opt-in feature, which means that nearly all pre-installed ActiveX controls are off by default. Users are prompted by the Information Bar before they can instantiate a previously installed ActiveX control that has not yet been used on the Internet. This enables a user to permit or deny access on a control-by-control basis. For more information about this and other new features, see the Windows Internet Explorer 7 features page.

What does the update do? 
The update removes the vulnerability by validating property values with boundary checks when the ActiveX control is used in Internet Explorer.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure.

When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited? 
No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers and had not seen any examples of proof of concept code published when this security bulletin was originally issued.

Update Information

Manage the software and security updates you need to deploy to the servers, desktop, and mobile systems in your organization. For more information see the TechNet Update Management Center. The Microsoft TechNet Security Web site provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.

Security updates are available from Microsoft Update and Windows Update. Security updates are also available from the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update."

Finally, security updates can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The Microsoft Update Catalog provides a searchable catalog of content made available through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including security updates, drivers and service packs. By searching using the security bulletin number (such as, "MS07-036"), you can add all of the applicable updates to your basket (including different languages for an update), and download to the folder of your choosing. For more information about the Microsoft Update Catalog, see the Microsoft Update Catalog FAQ.

Note Starting August 1, 2009, Microsoft will discontinue support for Office Update and the Office Update Inventory Tool. To continue getting the latest updates for Microsoft Office products, use Microsoft Update. For more information, see About Office Update: Frequently Asked Questions.

Detection and Deployment Guidance

Microsoft provides detection and deployment guidance for security updates. This guidance contains recommendations and information that can help IT professionals understand how to use various tools for detection and deployment of security updates. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 961747.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

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.

The following table provides the MBSA detection summary for this security update.

Software MBSA 2.1
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3Yes
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3Yes
Microsoft Office 2000 Web Components Service Pack 3No
Microsoft Office XP Web Components Service Pack 3Yes
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3Yes
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 1 for the 2007 Microsoft Office SystemYes
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Standard Edition Service Pack 3Yes
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 3Yes
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Standard Edition Service Pack 1Yes
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 1Yes
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002Yes
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1No
Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006Yes

For more information about MBSA 2.1, see MBSA 2.1 Frequently Asked Questions.

Note For customers using legacy software not supported by MBSA 2.1, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services: please visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and reference the Legacy Product Support section on how to create comprehensive security update detection with legacy tools.

Windows Server Update Services

By using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), administrators can 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. 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

The following table provides the SMS detection and deployment summary for this security update.

SoftwareSMS 2.0SMS 2003 with SUITSMS 2003 with ITMUConfiguration Manager 2007
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Office 2000 Web Components Service Pack 3NoNoNoNo
Microsoft Office XP Web Components Service Pack 3NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 1 for the 2007 Microsoft Office SystemNoNoYesYes
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Standard Edition Service Pack 3NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 3NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Standard Edition Service Pack 1NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 1NoNoYesYes
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002YesYesYesYes
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1YesYesNoNo
Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006NoNoYesYes

For SMS 2.0 and SMS 2003, the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT) can be used by SMS to detect security updates. See also Downloads for Systems Management Server 2.0.

For SMS 2003, the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) can be used by SMS to detect security updates that are offered by Microsoft Update and that are supported by Windows Server Update Services. For more information about the SMS 2003 ITMU, see SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates. For more information about SMS scanning tools, see SMS 2003 Software Update Scanning Tools. See also Downloads for Systems Management Server 2003.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 uses WSUS 3.0 for detection of updates. For more information about Configuration Manager 2007 Software Update Management, visit System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

For more information about SMS, visit the SMS Web site.

For more detailed information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 910723: Summary list of monthly detection and deployment guidance articles.

Note If you have used an Administrative Installation Point (AIP) for deploying Office 2000, Office XP or Office 2003, you may not be able to deploy the update using SMS if you have updated the AIP from the original baseline. For more information, see the Office Administrative Installation Point heading in this section.

Office Administrative Installation Point

If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system.

Update Compatibility Evaluator and Application Compatibility Toolkit

Updates often write to the same files and registry settings required for your applications to run. This can trigger incompatibilities and increase the time it takes to deploy security updates. You can streamline testing and validating Windows updates against installed applications with the Update Compatibility Evaluator components included with Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0.

The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Microsoft Windows Vista, a Windows Update, a Microsoft Security Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer in your environment.

Affected Software

For information about the specific security update for your affected software, click the appropriate link:

Office XP, Office XP Web Components, and Office 2000 Web Components (all editions)

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs There are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user interventionOfficeXP-KB947320-FullFile-enu /q:a
Installing without restartingOfficeXP-KB947320-FullFile-enu /r:n
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance. 

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information After you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before the update was installed; you must remove the application, and then install it again from the original media.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 947320
Registry Key Verification Not applicable

Office Features

The following table contains the list of feature names (case sensitive) that must be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL or you can install the following features:

ProductFeature
ACCESS, PROPLUS, PROOfficeWebComponents,ACCESSNonBootFiles,OfficeWebComponents10 
FP, PIPC1, SBE, STD, STDEDU, EXCELOfficeWebComponents,OfficeWebComponents10
OWC10, OWC10SEProductFiles
ACCESSRTOfficeWebComponents,ACCESSNonBootFiles
PRJPRO, PRJSTDOfficeWebComponents10
6626.0_o10pro_cexs_bgr_PRO, 6626.0_o10pro_CEXS_ETI_PRO, 6626.0_o10pro_CEXS_LTH_PRO, 6626.0_o10pro_CEXS_LVI_PRO, 6626.0_o10pro_crxs_bgr_PRORET, 6626.0_o10pro_CRXS_ETI_PRORET, 6626.0_o10pro_CRXS_LTH_PRORET, 6626.0_o10pro_CRXS_LVI_PRORETOfficeWebComponents,ACCESSNonBootFiles,OfficeWebComponents10_1033
6626.0_O10PRO_CEXS_HRV_PRO, 6626.0_O10PRO_CRXS_HRV_PRORETOfficeWebComponents,OfficeWebComponents10_1033,ACCESSNonBootFiles
6626.0_o10sbe_COXS_BGR_SBERET, 6626.0_o10sbe_COXS_ETI_SBERET, 6626.0_o10sbe_COXS_LTH_SBERET, 6626.0_o10sbe_COXS_LVI_SBERET, 6626.0_O10SBE_CRXS_HRV_SBERET, 6626.0_o10std_cexs_bgr_STD, 6626.0_o10std_crxs_bgr_STDRETOfficeWebComponents,OfficeWebComponents10_1033

Note Administrators working in managed environments can find complete resources for deploying Office updates in an organization at the Office Admin Update Center. At that site, scroll down and look under the Update Resources section for the software version you are updating. The Windows Installer Documentation also provides more information about the parameters supported by Windows Installer.

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the Office Administrative Installation Point information in the Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance subsection.

This security update requires that Windows Installer 2.0 or later be installed on the system. All supported versions of Windows include Windows Installer 2.0 or a later version.

To install the 2.0 or later version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
SwitchDescription
/q Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/q:u Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:a Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
/t:path Specifies the target folder for extracting files.
/c Extracts the files without installing them. If /t:path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/c:path Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/r:n Never restarts the system after installation.
/r:I Prompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:a Always restarts the system after installation.
/r:s Restarts the system after installation without prompting the user.
/n:v No version checking - Install the program over any earlier version.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841.

Removing the Update

After you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before the update was installed; you must remove the application, and then install it again from the original media.

Verifying That the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, earlier in this bulletin for more information.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several versions and editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.

      Note Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your system by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.

Office 2003, Office 2003 Web Components, and Office 2003 Web Components for the 2007 Microsoft Office system (all editions)

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs There are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user interventionFor Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components:
Office2003-KB947319-FullFile-enu /q:a

For Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 1 for the 2007 Microsoft Office System:
Office2007-KB947318-FullFile-x86-en /q:a
Installing without restartingFor Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components:
Office2003-KB947319-FullFile-enu /r:n

For Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 1 for the 2007 Microsoft Office System:
Office2007-KB947318-FullFile-x86-en /r:n
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance. 

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information For Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components:
After you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before the update was installed; you must remove the application, and then install it again from the original media.

For Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 1 for the 2007 Microsoft Office System:
Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information For Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components:
See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 947319

For Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 1 for the 2007 Microsoft Office System:
See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 947318
Registry Key Verification Not applicable

Office Features

The following table contains the list of feature names (case sensitive) that must be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL or you can install the following features:

ProductFeature
ACCESSRT, ACC11 ACCESSNonBootFiles,ProductFiles
OUTLS11, VISVEA, PPT11, FP11, ONOTE11, OUTL11, OUTLSM11, PUB11, INF11, PRJPROE, PRJPRO, PRJSTDE, PRJSTD, VISPRO, VISPROR, VISSTD, VISSTDR ProductFiles
XLVIEWExcelViewer
WORDVIEWWORDVIEWFiles
RMSRMSFiles,ProductFiles
BASIC11, PERS11, STDP11, STD11WORDNonBootFiles,EXCELNonBootFiles,ProductFiles
PRO11SB, PROI11, PRO11WORDNonBootFiles,ACCESSNonBootFiles,EXCELNonBootFiles,ProductFiles
WORD11WORDNonBootFiles,ProductFiles
EXCEL11EXCELNonBootFiles,ProductFiles

Note Administrators working in managed environments can find complete resources for deploying Office updates in an organization at the Office Admin Update Center. At that site, scroll down and look under the Update Resources section for the software version you are updating. The Windows Installer Documentation also provides more information about the parameters supported by Windows Installer.

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the Office Administrative Installation Point information in the Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance subsection.

This security update requires that Windows Installer 2.0 or later be installed on the system. All supported versions of Windows include Windows Installer 2.0 or a later version.

To install the 2.0 or later version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
SwitchDescription
/q Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/q:u Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:a Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
/t:path Specifies the target folder for extracting files.
/c Extracts the files without installing them. If /t:path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/c:path Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/r:n Never restarts the system after installation.
/r:I Prompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:a Always restarts the system after installation.
/r:s Restarts the system after installation without prompting the user.
/n:v No version checking - Install the program over any earlier version.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports many of the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841.

Removing the Update

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office 2003 CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771.

Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, earlier in this bulletin for more information.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start and then enter an update file name in Start Search.
    2. When the file appears under Programs, right-click on the file name and click Properties.
    3. Under the General tab, compare the file size with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    4. You may also click on the Details tab and compare information, such as file version and date modified, with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    5. Finally, you may also click on the Previous Versions tab and compare file information for the previous version of the file with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file.

Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 and Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006 (all editions)

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs There are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user interventionISAServer-KB947826-FullFile-x86-glb /quiet
Installing without restartingISAServer-KB947826-FullFile-x86-glb /norestart
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?Not required
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information This update cannot be uninstalled from Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel. To undo the kill bit, please see the workaround section on how to perform this action manually.
File Information This update makes no changes to Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server. Instead, this security update sets the kill bit in the registry for the Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components control.
Registry Key Verification HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Self-Extractor\Package\{0002E55B-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section.

This security update requires that Windows Installer 2.0 or later be installed on the system. All supported versions of Windows include Windows Installer 2.0 or a later version.

To install the latest version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
SwitchDescription
/? or /helpDisplays usage dialog.
/passive Specifies passive mode. Requires no user interaction; users see basic progress dialogs but cannot cancel.
/quiet Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/norestart Suppresses restarting the system if the update requires a restart.
/forcerestart Automatically restarts the system after applying the update, regardless of whether the update requires the restart.
/extract Extracts the files without installing them. You are prompted for a target folder.
/extract:<path> Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/lang:<LCID> Forces the use of a specific language, when the update package supports that language.
/log:<log file> Enables logging, by both Vnox and Installer, during the update installation.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports many of the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841.

Verifying That the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you can use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. MBSA allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates and for common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Web site.

  • Update Installation Verification

    Because there are no files included in the update for ISA Server, validation of a successful installation can be performed by verifying the following registry key:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{0002E55B-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

Microsoft BizTalk Server (all editions)

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs There are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user interventionMicrosoftBizTalkServer2002-KB971388-enu /q:a
Installing without restartingMicrosoftBizTalkServer2002-KB971388-enu /r:n
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 971388
Registry Key Verification Not applicable

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section.

This security update requires that Windows Installer 2.0 or later be installed on the system. All supported versions of Windows include Windows Installer 2.0 or a later version.

To install the latest version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
SwitchDescription
/q Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/q:u Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:a Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
/t:path Specifies the target folder for extracting files.
/c Extracts the files without installing them. If /t:path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/c:path Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/r:n Never restarts the system after installation.
/r:I Prompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:a Always restarts the system after installation.
/r:s Restarts the system after installation without prompting the user.
/n:v No version checking - Install the program over any earlier version.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841. For more information about the Package Installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

Removing the Update

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Verifying That the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you can use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. MBSA allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates and for common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Web site.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several versions and editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.

      Note Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your system by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.

Visual Studio .NET 2003 (all editions)

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 2
Deployment
Installing without user interventionVS7.1sp1-KB969172-x86-INTL /q
Installing without restartingVS7.1sp1-KB969172-x86-INTL /norestart
Update log fileVS7.1SP1-KB969172-X86-intl-msi.0.log
VS7.1SP1-KB969172-X86-intl-wrapper.log
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 969172
Registry Key Verification HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Updates\Visual Studio\7.1\M969172
"Installed" = dword:1

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section.

This security update requires that Windows Installer 2.0 or later be installed on the system. All supported versions of Windows include Windows Installer 2.0 or a later version.

To install the latest version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
SwitchDescription
/? or /h or /helpDisplay usage dialog box.
Setup Mode
/q[n|b|r|f]Sets user interface level

n - No UI

b - Basic UI

r - Reduced UI

f - Full UI

/quietSame as /q
/passiveSame as /qb
Install Options
/extract [directory]Extract the package to the specified directory
/uninstall or /uUninstall this update
/addsource or /asSpecifies the source path of the product msi. This option may be used when installing the the update results in a prompt to insert the installation source media for the product. For example:

<update executable> /addsource "C:\Product MSI\Visual Studio\enu\vs_setup.msi" /addsource "C:\Product MSI\Net\Netfx.msi"

Restart Options
/norestartDo not restart after the installation is complete
/promptrestartPrompts the user for restart if necessary
/forcerestartAlways restart the computer after installation
Logging Options
/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>i - Status messages

w - Nonfatal warnings

e - All error messages

a - Start up of actions

r - Action-specific records

u - User requests

c - Initial UI parameters

m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information

o - Out-of-disk-space messages

p - Terminal properties

v - Verbose output

x - Extra debugging information

+ - Append to existing log file

! - Flush each line to the log

* - Log all information, except for v and x options

/log <LogFile>Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
/sendreportSend installation data for this update to Microsoft as a Watson report. No personally identifiable information is sent

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841. For more information about the Package Installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

Removing the Update

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Verifying That the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you can use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. MBSA allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates and for common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Web site.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several versions and editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.

      Note Depending on the version of the operating system or programs installed, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your system by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.

Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006 (all editions)

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionOfficeSmallBusinessAccounting2006-KB968377-FullFile-enu /passive
Installing without restartingOfficeSmallBusinessAccounting2006-KB968377-FullFile-enu /norestart
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 968377
Registry Key Verification Not applicable

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the Office Administrative Installation Point information in the Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance subsection.

This security update requires that Windows Installer 3.1 or later be installed on the system.

To install the 3.1 or later version of Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
SwitchDescription
/? or /helpDisplays usage dialog.
/passive Specifies passive mode. Requires no user interaction; users see basic progress dialogs but cannot cancel.
/quiet Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/norestart Suppresses restarting the system if the update requires a restart.
/forcerestart Automatically restarts the system after applying the update, regardless of whether the update requires the restart.
/extract Extracts the files without installing them. You are prompted for a target folder.
/extract:<path> Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/lang:<LCID> Forces the use of a specific language, when the update package supports that language.
/log:<log file> Enables logging, by both Vnox and Installer, during the update installation.

Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports many of the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841.

Removing the Update

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office CD in the CD drive. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall the update from the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue. For more information about the removal, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 903771.

Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, earlier in this bulletin for more information.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start and then enter an update file name in Start Search.
    2. When the file appears under Programs, right-click on the file name and click Properties.
    3. Under the General tab, compare the file size with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    4. You may also click on the Details tab and compare information, such as file version and date modified, with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    5. Finally, you may also click on the Previous Versions tab and compare file information for the previous version of the file with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file.

Other Information

Acknowledgments

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

Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please visit the active protections Web sites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.

Support

  • Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Security Support or 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates. For more information about available support options, see Microsoft Help and Support.
  • 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.

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (August 11, 2009): Bulletin published.
  • V1.1 (August 12, 2009): Corrected the restart requirement for Visual Studio .NET 2003; updated the tables in the Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance section; updated the impact description of the workaround, "Prevent Office Web Components Library from running in Internet Explorer;" corrected the update installation switches for Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 and Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006; and performed miscellaneous edits.
  • V2.0 (October 27, 2009): Bulletin revised to communicate the rerelease of the update for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3 to fix a detection issue. This is a detection change only; there were no changes to the binaries. Customers who have successfully updated their systems do not need to reinstall this update.

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