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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-005 - Critical

Vulnerability in Microsoft Office XP could allow Remote Code Execution (873352)

Published: February 08, 2005 | Updated: March 03, 2005

Version: 1.3

Issued: February 8, 2005
Updated: March 3, 2005
Version: 1.3

Summary

Who should read this document: Customers who use Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Project 2002, Microsoft Visio 2002 or Microsoft Works Suite.

Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution

Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

Recommendation: Customers should install the update immediately.

Security Update Replacement: This bulletin replaces a prior security update. See the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section of this bulletin for the complete list.

Caveats: None

Tested Software and Security Update Download Locations:

Affected Software:

Note Office XP Service Pack 2 and Office XP Service Pack 3 are both vulnerable to this issue. However the security update for Office XP Service Pack 2 is only provided as part of the Office XP administrative security update. For more information, see the Security Update Information section.

Non-Affected Software:

  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • Microsoft Office 2003

The software in this list has been tested to determine if the versions are affected. Other versions either no longer include security update support or may not be affected. To determine the support lifecycle for your product and version, visit the following Microsoft Support Lifecycle Web site.

General Information

Executive Summary:

This update resolves a newly-discovered, privately reported vulnerability that could allow an attacker to run code on the affected system. The vulnerability is documented in the Vulnerability Details section of this bulletin.

Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers:

Vulnerability IdentifiersImpact of VulnerabilityAll Software Listed in the Affected Software Section
Office XP Vulnerability - CAN-2004-0848Remote Code ExecutionCritical

This assessment is based on the types of systems that are affected by the vulnerability, their typical deployment patterns, and the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would have on them.

What updates does this release replace?
This security update replaces a prior security bulletin for Microsoft Office XP only. The security bulletin ID and versions that are affected are listed in the following table.

Bulletin IDOffice XP softwareProject 2002 and Visio 2002
MS04-028 ReplacedNot Applicable

Why does the About Microsoft program_name dialog box on the Help menu report that I have Office XP Service Pack 3 installed after I install this update on a computer with Office XP service Pack 2 installed?
If you install the full-file/administrative version of the Office security update on a computer that is running Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) instead of Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), the SP2 text that is displayed in the About Microsoft program_name dialog box on the Help menu in each Office application is updated to SP3. This does not mean that Office XP SP3 has been installed. You must still install Office XP SP3 for your Office installation to be completely updated. For additional information about this dialog, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 328294.

Can I use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) to determine if this update is required?
Yes. MBSA will determine if this update is required. For more information about MBSA, visit the MBSA Web site.

For more information about MBSA support, visit the following Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 1.2.1 Q&A Web site.

Can I use Systems Management Server (SMS) to determine if this update is required?
Yes. SMS can help detect and deploy this security update. For information about SMS, visit the SMS Web site.

You can deploy this update using the Inventory and Software Distribution feature of SMS.

Buffer Overrun in Microsoft Office XP Vulnerability - CAN-2004-0848:

A vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office XP software that could allow remote code execution on an affected system. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of the affected system.

Mitigating Factors for Buffer Overrun in Microsoft Office XP Vulnerability - CAN-2004-0848:

  • This vulnerability could only be exploited by an attacker who persuaded a user to open a malicious file hosted in Internet Explorer or click on a link in an email message.
  • An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same privileges as the user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer privileges on the system would be at less risk than users who operate with administrative privileges.
  • Customers running Microsoft ISA 2004 as their web proxy have the ability to reject questionable URL's by utilizing an HTTP Filter Signature. For information on HTTP Filtering in ISA 2004, see the product documentation.

Workarounds for Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Microsoft Office XP - CAN-2004-0848:

Microsoft has tested the following workarounds. While these workarounds will not correct the underlying vulnerability, they help block known attack vectors. When a workaround reduces functionality, it is identified below.

  • Enable prompting for office documents. By default, Internet Explorer will prompt the user to Open/Save As the document.
    Note If this functionally has been turned off the documents will automatically be opened.

    To re-enable this functionality, follow these steps:

    1. Double-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop or in the start menu right-click My Computer and select Explore.
    2. From the Tools menu, select Folder Options.
    3. On the File Types tab, for each Office file type, highlight and click Advanced.
    4. In the dialog box that is displayed, verify that the Confirm open after download setting is checked. Also, uncheck Browse in same window if it is checked.

    Impact of Workaround:

    Microsoft Office will now prompt the user to Open/Save As instead of allowing for malicious code to automatically be run.

FAQ for Buffer Overrun in Microsoft Office XP Vulnerability - CAN-2004-0848:

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, including installing programs; viewing, changing, or deleting data; or creating new accounts with full privileges. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer privileges on the system would be at less risk than users who operate with administrative privileges

What causes the vulnerability?
A buffer overrun in the process that passes URL file locations to Microsoft Office XP software.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do?
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of the affected system.

Who could exploit the vulnerability?
Any user who could persuade another user to open a specially-crafted html link can attempt to exploit this vulnerability.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability?
An attacker could seek to exploit this vulnerability by creating a specially-crafted html link that references malicious code. The attacker could then send this to a user, typically through an e-mail message, and then persuade the user to click on the link.
In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker would have to host a Web site that contains a Web page that is used to exploit this vulnerability.
An attacker could also attempt to compromise a Web site to have it display a Web page with malicious content. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit a Web site. Instead, an attacker would have to persuade them to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link that takes them to the attacker's site or to a site that has been compromised by the attacker.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability?
Workstations and terminal servers are primarily at risk. Servers are only at risk if users who do not have sufficient administrative credentials are given the ability to log on to servers and to run programs. However, best practices strongly discourage allowing this.

Microsoft Works Suite is listed as a vulnerable product - why?
Microsoft Works Suite includes Microsoft Word. Microsoft Works users should use Office Update to detect and to install the appropriate update.

What does the update do?
The update removes the vulnerability by modifying the way that Office XP validates the length of a message before it passes the message to the allocated buffer.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed?
No. Microsoft had not received any information indicating that this vulnerability had been publicly disclosed when this security bulletin was originally issued.

Installation Platforms and Prerequisites:

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

Office XP (All Affected Software)

Prerequisites and Additional Update Details

Important: Before you install this update, make sure that the following requirements have been met:

For additional information about how to determine the version of Office XP on your computer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 291331.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs:

The fix for this issue will be included in any future service pack.

Restart Requirement

No restart is required.

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 CD-ROM.

Automated Client Installation Information

Office Update Web Site

Microsoft recommends that you install the Microsoft Office XP client updates by using the Office Update Web site. The Office Update Web site detects your particular installation and prompts you to install exactly what you must have to make sure that your installation is completely up-to-date.

To have the Office Update Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, visit the Office Update Web site, and then click Check for Updates. After detection is complete, you will receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.

Manual Client Installation Information

For detailed information about how to manually install this update please review the following section.

Installation Information

The security update supports the following setup switches:

/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: <full 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: <Cmd> Override Install Command defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the setup .inf or .exe file.

/R:N Never restarts the computer after installation.

/R:I Prompts the user to restart the computer if a restart is required, except when used with /Q:A.

/R:A Always restarts the computer after installation.

/R:S Restarts the computer after installation without prompting the user.

Note These switches do not necessarily work with all updates. If a switch is not available that functionality is necessary for the correct installation of the update. Also, the use of the /N:V switch is unsupported and may result in an unbootable system. If the installation is unsuccessful, you should consult your support professional to understand why it failed to install.

For additional information about the supported setup switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 197147.

Client Deployment Information

  1. Download the client version of this security update.
  2. Click Save this program to disk, and then click OK.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Using Windows Explorer, find the folder that contains the saved file, and then double-click the saved file.
  5. If you are prompted to install the update, click Yes.
  6. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  7. Insert your original source CD-ROM when you are prompted to do so, and then click OK.
  8. When you receive a message that indicates the installation was successful, click OK.

Note If the security update is already installed on your computer, you receive the following error message: This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.

Client Installation File Information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Office XP software:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Ietag.dll10.0.6731.010-Sep-200421:11105,152
Mso.dll10.0.6735.007-Oct-200421:439,796,288

Verifying Update Installation

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update is installed on an affected system you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool, which 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

    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. 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 computer by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than 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 the update installation. 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.

Administrative Installation Information

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 computer.

Installation Information

The following setup switches are relevant to administrative installations as they allow an administrator to customize the manner in which the files are extracted from within the security update:

/? Displays the command line options

/Q Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.

/T: <full 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: <Cmd> Override Install Command defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup .inf or .exe file.

For additional information about the supported setup switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 197147.

Administrative Deployment Information

To update your administrative installation please perform the following procedure:

  1. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, create a new folder on the drive C, and then name the folder ADMINUPDATE.
  2. Download the administrative version of this security update.
  3. Click Save and save the update file to the C:\ADMINUPDATE folder.
  4. Click Start, click Run, type “cmd” (without the quotes) in the Open box, and then click OK.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after each line:
    cd c:\adminupdate
    officexp-kb873352-fullfile-enu.exe /c /t:c:\adminupdate
  6. Read the license agreement, and if you agree, click Yes to accept the license agreement.
  7. At the command prompt, type “exit” (without the quotes) to quit Command Prompt.
  8. If you are familiar with the procedure for updating your administrative installation, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box:

    msiexec /a Admin Path\MSI File /p C:\adminupdate\MSP File SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE

    Where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for your application (for example, C:\OfficeXP), MSI File is the .msi database package for the application (for example, Proplus.msi), and MSP File is the name of the administrative update (for example, SHAREDff.msp).

    Note You can append /qb+ to the command line so that the Administrative Installation dialog box and the End UserLicense Agreement dialog box do not appear.

  9. Click Next in the provided dialog box. Do not change your CD Key, installation location, or company name in the provided dialog box.
  10. Click I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and then click Install.

At this point, your administrative installation point is updated. Next, you must update the workstations that were originally installed from this administrative installation. To do this, please review the Workstation Deployment section. Any new installations that you run from this administrative installation point will include the update.

Warning Any workstation that was originally installed from this administrative installation before you installed the update cannot use this administrative installation for actions like repairing Office or adding new features until you complete the steps in the Workstation Deployment section for this workstation.

Workstation Deployment Information

To deploy the update to the client workstations, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box:

msiexec /i Admin Path\MSI File /qb REINSTALL=Feature List REINSTALLMODE=vomu

where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for your application (for example, C:\OfficeXP), MSI File is the MSI database package for the application (for example, Proplus.msi), and Feature List is the list of feature names (case sensitive) that have to be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL or you can use the following features:

Product Feature
Microsoft Access 2002, Microsoft FrontPage 2002, Microsoft Outlook 2002, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002, Microsoft Access 2002 Run-Time, Microsoft Publisher 2002ProductFiles
Microsoft Office XP (all editions)WORDNonBootFiles,EXCELNonBootFiles,ProductFiles
Microsoft Word 2002WORDNonBootFiles,ProductFiles
Microsoft Excel 2002EXCELNonBootFiles,ProductFiles

Note Additional instructions are provided in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 832332. Information concerning this update can also be found on the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Web site. General information concerning the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit can also be found on TechNet. The Windows Installer Documentation also provides additional information about the parameters supported by the Windows Installer.

Administrative Installation File Information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Office XP software:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Ietag.dll10.0.6731.010-Sep-200421:11105,152
Mso.dll10.0.6735.007-Oct-200421:439,796,288

Verifying Update Installation

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update is installed on an affected system you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool, which 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

    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. 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 computer by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than 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 the update installation. 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.

Project 2002

Prerequisites and Additional Update Details

Important: Before you install this update, make sure that the following requirements have been met:

For additional information about how to determine the version of Office XP on your computer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 291331.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs:

The fix for this issue will be included in any future service pack.

Restart Requirement

No restart is required.

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 CD-ROM.

Automated Client Installation Information

Office Update Web Site

Microsoft recommends that you install the Microsoft Office XP client updates by using the Office Update Web site. The Office Update Web site detects your particular installation and prompts you to install exactly what you must have to make sure that your installation is completely up-to-date.

To have the Office Update Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, visit the Office Update Web site, and then click Check for Updates. After detection is complete, you will receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.

Manual Client Installation Information

For detailed information about how to manually install this update please review the following section.

Installation Information

The security update supports the following setup switches:

/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: <full 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: <Cmd> Override Install Command defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the setup .inf or .exe file.

/R:N Never restarts the computer after installation.

/R:I Prompts the user to restart the computer if a restart is required, except when used with /Q:A.

/R:A Always restarts the computer after installation.

/R:S Restarts the computer after installation without prompting the user.

Note These switches do not necessarily work with all updates. If a switch is not available that functionality is necessary for the correct installation of the update. Also, the use of the /N:V switch is unsupported and may result in an unbootable system. If the installation is unsuccessful, you should consult your support professional to understand why it failed to install.

For additional information about the supported setup switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 197147.

Client Deployment Information

  1. Download the client version of this security update.
  2. Click Save this program to disk, and then click OK.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Using Windows Explorer, find the folder that contains the saved file, and then double-click the saved file.
  5. If you are prompted to install the update, click Yes.
  6. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  7. Insert your original source CD-ROM when you are prompted to do so, and then click OK.
  8. When you receive a message that indicates the installation was successful, click OK.

Note If the security update is already installed on your computer, you receive the following error message: This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.

Client Installation File Information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Project 2002:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Mso.dll10.0.6735.007-Oct-200421:439,796,288

Verifying Update Installation

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update is installed on an affected system you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool, which 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

    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. 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 computer by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than 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 the update installation. 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.

Administrative Installation Information

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 computer.

Installation Information

The following setup switches are relevant to administrative installations as they allow an administrator to customize the manner in which the files are extracted from within the security update:

/? Displays the command line options

/Q Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.

/T: <full 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: <Cmd> Override Install Command defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup .inf or .exe file.

For additional information about the supported setup switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 197147.

Administrative Deployment Information

To update your administrative installation please perform the following procedure:

  1. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, create a new folder on the drive C, and then name the folder ADMINUPDATE.
  2. Download the administrative version of this security update.
  3. Click Save and save the update file to the C:\ADMINUPDATE folder.
  4. Click Start, click Run, type “cmd” (without the quotes) in the Open box, and then click OK.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after each line:
    cd c:\adminupdate
    officexp-kb873355-fullfile-enu.exe /c /t:c:\adminupdate
  6. Read the license agreement, and if you agree, click Yes to accept the license agreement.
  7. At the command prompt, type “exit” (without the quotes) to quit Command Prompt.
  8. If you are familiar with the procedure for updating your administrative installation, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box:

    msiexec /a Admin Path\MSI File /p C:\adminupdate\MSP File SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE

    Where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for your application (for example, C:\Project), MSI File is the .msi database package for the application (for example, Pripro.msi), and MSP File is the name of the administrative update (for example, Project2002-kb873355-fullfile.msp).

    Note You can append /qb+ to the command line so that the Administrative Installation dialog box and the End UserLicense Agreement dialog box do not appear.

  9. Click Next in the provided dialog box. Do not change your CD Key, installation location, or company name in the provided dialog box.
  10. Click I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and then click Install.

At this point, your administrative installation point is updated. Next, you must update the workstations that were originally installed from this administrative installation. To do this, please review the Workstation Deployment section. Any new installations that you run from this administrative installation point will include the update.

Warning Any workstation that was originally installed from this administrative installation before you installed the update cannot use this administrative installation for actions like repairing Office or adding new features until you complete the steps in the Workstation Deployment section for this workstation.

Workstation Deployment Information

To deploy the update to the client workstations, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box:

msiexec /i Admin Path\MSI File /qb REINSTALL=Feature List REINSTALLMODE=vomu

where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for your application (for example, C:\Project), MSI File is the MSI database package for the application (for example, Pripro.msi), and Feature List is the list of feature names (case sensitive) that have to be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL or you can install the following feature:

ProductFiles

Note Additional instructions are provided in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 832332. Information concerning this update can also be found on the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Web site. General information concerning the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit can also be found on TechNet. The Windows Installer Documentation also provides additional information about the parameters supported by the Windows Installer.

Administrative Installation File Information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Project 2002:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Mso.dll10.0.6735.007-Oct-200421:439,796,288

Verifying Update Installation

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update is installed on an affected system you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool, which 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

    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. 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 computer by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than 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 the update installation. 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.

Visio 2002

Prerequisites and Additional Update Details

Important: Before you install this update, make sure that the following requirements have been met:

  • Microsoft Windows Installer 2.0 must be installed. Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows XP and Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) include Windows Installer 2.0 or later. To install the latest version of the Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Windows Installer 2.0 for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, and Windows Millennium Edition

    Windows Installer 2.0 for Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0

  • Visio 2002 Service Pack 2 (SP2) must be installed to perform a manual client installation.
    Visio 2002 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Visio 2002 Service Release 1 (SR1) must be installed to perform an administrative installation.
    Note: The MSP files for this update install successfully on Visio 2002 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Visio 2002 Service Release 1 installations.

For additional information about how to determine the version of Office XP on your computer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 291331.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs:

The fix for this issue will be included in any future service pack.

Restart Requirement

No restart is required.

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 CD-ROM.

Automated Client Installation Information

Office Update Web Site

Microsoft recommends that you install the Microsoft Office XP client updates by using the Office Update Web site. The Office Update Web site detects your particular installation and prompts you to install exactly what you must have to make sure that your installation is completely up-to-date.

To have the Office Update Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, visit the Office Update Web site, and then click Check for Updates. After detection is complete, you will receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.

Manual Client Installation Information

For detailed information about how to manually install this update please review the following section.

Installation Information

The security update supports the following setup switches:

/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: <full 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: <Cmd> Override Install Command defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the setup .inf or .exe file.

/R:N Never restarts the computer after installation.

/R:I Prompts the user to restart the computer if a restart is required, except when used with /Q:A.

/R:A Always restarts the computer after installation.

/R:S Restarts the computer after installation without prompting the user.

Note These switches do not necessarily work with all updates. If a switch is not available that functionality is necessary for the correct installation of the update. Also, the use of the /N:V switch is unsupported and may result in an unbootable system. If the installation is unsuccessful, you should consult your support professional to understand why it failed to install.

For additional information about the supported setup switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 197147.

Client Deployment Information

  1. Download the client version of this security update.
  2. Click Save this program to disk, and then click OK.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Using Windows Explorer, find the folder that contains the saved file, and then double-click the saved file.
  5. If you are prompted to install the update, click Yes.
  6. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  7. Insert your original source CD-ROM when you are prompted to do so, and then click OK.
  8. When you receive a message that indicates the installation was successful, click OK.

Note If the security update is already installed on your computer, you receive the following error message: This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.

Client Installation File Information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Visio 2002:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Mso.dll10.0.6735.007-Oct-200421:439,796,288
Gdiplus.dll5.1.3102.136002-Mar-200422:191,638,400

Verifying Update Installation

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update is installed on an affected system you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool, which 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

    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. 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 computer by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than 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 the update installation. 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.

Administrative Installation Information

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 computer.

Installation Information

The following setup switches are relevant to administrative installations as they allow an administrator to customize the manner in which the files are extracted from within the security update:

/? Displays the command line options

/Q Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.

/T: <full 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: <Cmd> Override Install Command defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup .inf or .exe file.

For additional information about the supported setup switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 197147.

Administrative Deployment Information

To update your administrative installation please perform the following procedure:

  1. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, create a new folder on the drive C, and then name the folder ADMINUPDATE.
  2. Download the security update
  3. Click Save and save the update file to the C:\ADMINUPDATE folder.
  4. Click Start, click Run, type “cmd” (without the quotes) in the Open box, and then click OK.
  5. At the command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after each line:

    cd c:\adminupdate

    Visio2002-kb873354-fullfile-enu.exe /c /t:c:\adminupdate

    Note The proceeding steps will copy the following two files into the C:\adminupdate folder.

    Visio2002-kb831932-gdi-fullfile.msp and Visio2002-kb873354-fullfile.msp

  6. Read the license agreement, and if you agree, click Yes to accept the license agreement.
  7. At the command prompt, type “exit” (without the quotes) to quit Command Prompt.
  8. If you are familiar with the procedure for updating your administrative installation, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box and then click OK:

    msiexec /a Admin Path\MSI File /p C:\adminupdate\Visio2002-kb831934-gdi-fullfile.msp

    Where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for your application (for example, C:\Visio2002), MSI File is the .msi database package for the application (for example, Visio.msi.

  9. Click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box and then click OK:

    msiexec /a Admin Path\MSI File /p C:\adminUpdate\Visio2002-kb873354-fullfile.msp

    Where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for your application (for example, C:\ Visio2002), MSI File is the .msi database package for the application (for example, Visio.msi).

    Note You can append /qb+ to the command line so that the Administrative Installation dialog box and the End User License Agreement dialog box do not appear.

  10. Click Next in the provided dialog box. Do not change your CD Key, installation location, or company name in the provided dialog box.
  11. Click I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and then click Install.

At this point, your administrative installation point is updated. Next, you must update the workstations that were originally installed from this administrative installation. To do this, please review the Workstation Deployment section. Any new installations that you run from this administrative installation point will include the update.

Warning Any workstation that was originally installed from this administrative installation before you installed the update cannot use this administrative installation for actions like repairing Office or adding new features until you complete the steps in the Workstation Deployment section for this workstation.

Workstation Deployment Information

To deploy the update to the client workstations, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box:

msiexec /i Admin Path\MSI File /qb REINSTALL=Feature List REINSTALLMODE=vomu

where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for your application (for example, C:\Visio2002), MSI File is the MSI database package for the application (for example, Visio.msi), and Feature List is the list of feature names (case sensitive) that have to be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL or you can use the following feature:

Program_Files

Note Additional instructions are provided in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 832332. Information concerning this update can also be found on the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Web site. General information concerning the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit can also be found on TechNet. The Windows Installer Documentation also provides additional information about the parameters supported by the Windows Installer.

Administrative Installation File Information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Visio 2002:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Mso.dll10.0.6735.007-Oct-200421:439,796,288
Gdiplus.dll5.1.3102.136002-Mar-200422:191,638,400

Verifying Update Installation

  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update is installed on an affected system you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool, which 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

    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. 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 computer by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.

      Note Attributes other than 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 the update installation. 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.

Other Information

Acknowledgments

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

  • Rafel Ivgi from Finjan Software Ltd for reporting the Office XP Vulnerability (CAN-2004-0848).

Obtaining Other Security Updates:

Updates for other security issues are available from the following locations:

Support:

  • Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates.
  • International customers can receive support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support that is associated with security updates. For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues, visit the International Support Web site.

Security Resources:

Software Update Services:

By using Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS), administrators can quickly and reliably deploy the latest critical updates and security updates to Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003-based servers, and to desktop systems that are running Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional.

For more information about how to deploy this security update with Software Update Services, visit the Software Update Services Web site.

Systems Management Server:

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) delivers a highly-configurable enterprise solution for managing updates. By using SMS, administrators can identify Windows-based systems that require security updates and to perform controlled deployment of these updates throughout the enterprise with minimal disruption to end users. For more information about how administrators can use SMS 2003 to deploy security updates, see the SMS 2003 Security Patch Management Web site. SMS 2.0 users can also use Software Updates Service Feature Pack to help deploy security updates. For information about SMS, visit the SMS Web site.

Note SMS uses the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Microsoft Office Detection Tool to provide broad support for security bulletin update detection and deployment. Some software updates may not be detected by these tools. Administrators can use the inventory capabilities of the SMS in these cases to target updates to specific systems. For more information about this procedure, see the following Web site. Some security updates require administrative rights following a restart of the system. Administrators can use the Elevated Rights Deployment Tool (available in the SMS 2003 Administration Feature Pack and in the SMS 2.0 Administration Feature Pack) to install these updates.

Disclaimer:

The information provided in the Microsoft Knowledge Base is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

Revisions:

  • V1.0 (February 8, 2005): Bulletin published
  • V1.1 (February 15, 2005): Bulletin updated to clarify prerequisites under Visio 2002 Update Information.
  • V1.2 (February 23, 2005): Bulletin updated to add an additional FAQ as well as clarify install steps under Update Information.
  • V1.3 (March 3, 2005): Bulletin updated to add a feature list for all products under the Update Information section, Administrative Installation details.

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