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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2006

Published: August 08, 2006 | Updated: September 12, 2006

Version: 1.1

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Summary

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

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-040
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Server Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (921883)
Executive Summary This update resolves several vulnerabilities in the Server service that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-041
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in DNS Resolution Could Allow Remote Code Execution (920683)
Executive Summary This update resolves several vulnerabilities in the DNS service that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-042
Bulletin Title Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (918899)
Executive Summary This update resolves several vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows, Internet Explorer. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-043
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution (920214)
Executive Summary This update resolves a vulnerability in Outlook Express that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows, Outlook Express. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-044
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Microsoft Management Console Could Allow Remote Code Execution (917008)
Executive Summary This update resolves a vulnerability in the Microsoft Management Console that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-046
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in HTML Help Could Allow Remote Code Execution (922616)
Executive Summary This update resolves several vulnerabilities in HTML Help that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-047
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Could Allow Remote Code Execution (921645)
Executive Summary This update resolves a vulnerability in Visual Basic for Applications that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Office. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-048
Bulletin Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (922968)
Executive Summary This update resolves two vulnerabilities in PowerPoint that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Office. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-051
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Result in Remote Code Execution (917422)
Executive Summary This update resolves several vulnerabilities in the Windows kernel that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-045
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution (921398)
Executive Summary This update resolves a vulnerability in Windows Explorer that could allow remote code execution.
Maximum Severity Rating Important
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-049
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Result in Elevation of Privilege (920958)
Executive Summary This update resolves several vulnerabilities in the Windows kernel that could allow elevation of privilege.
Maximum Severity Rating Important
Impact of Vulnerability Elevation of Privilege
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.
Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-050
Bulletin Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Hyperlink Object Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (920670)
Executive Summary This update resolves two vulnerabilities in the hyperlink object library that could allow remote code execution. User interaction is required for an attacker to exploit these vulnerabilities.
Maximum Severity Rating Important
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

How do I use this table?

You use this table to learn about the security updates that you may need to install. You should review each software program or component listed to see if there are required security updates. If a software program or component is listed then the impact of the vulnerability is listed and also hyperlinked to the available software update.

In the table, a number in brackets [x] indicates that there is a note that explains more about the issue. These notes are located at the bottom of the table.

Affected Software and Download Locations for MS06-040 through MS06-045

DetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsDetails
Bulletin Identifier MS06-040 MS06-041 MS06-042 MS06-043 MS06-044 MS06-045
Maximum Severity Rating Critical Critical Critical Critical Critical Important

Windows Affected Software:

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Critical Critical [1][1] Important
Windows Server 2003 Critical Critical [1] Important
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems Critical Critical [1][1] Important
Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems Critical Critical [1] Important
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Critical Critical [1][1] Important
Windows XP Service Pack 2 Critical Critical [1][1] Important
Windows XP Service Pack 1 Critical Critical [1] Important
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Critical Critical [1][1] Important
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Critical Critical [1] Critical Important

Internet Explorer Affected Software:

Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Critical
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems Critical
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Critical
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 Critical
Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Critical
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or on Windows XP Service Pack 1 Critical
Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Critical

Outlook Express Affected Software:

Outlook Express 6 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Critical
Outlook Express 6 for Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems Critical
Outlook Express 6 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Critical
Outlook Express 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 Critical
Outlook Express 6 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Critical

Affected Software and Download Locations for MS06-046 through MS06-051

DetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsDetailsDetails
Bulletin Identifier MS06-046 MS06-047 MS06-048 MS06-049 MS06-050 MS06-051
Maximum Severity Rating Critical Critical Critical Important Important Critical

Windows Affected Software:

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

Office and Works Affected Software:

Office 2003 Service Pack 2 and Office 2003 Service Pack 1 Important
Office XP Service Pack 3 Important Important
Project 2002 Service Pack 1 Important
Visio 2002 Service Pack 2 Important
Office 2000 Service Pack 3 Critical Critical
Access 2000 Runtime Service Pack 3 Critical
Project 2000 Service Release 1 Critical
Works Suite 2006, Works Suite 2005, Works Suite 2004 Important
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK 6.4, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK 6.3, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK 6.2, and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK 6.0 Important
Microsoft Office v. X for Mac Important
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Important

Note

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

Software Update Services:

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

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

Windows Server Update Services:

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

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

Systems Management Server:

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

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

QChain.exe and Update.exe:

Microsoft has released a command-line tool named QChain.exe that gives system administrators the ability to safely chain security updates together. Chaining is when you install multiple updates without restarting between each install. Update.exe, used in the updates that are described in this advisory, has chaining functionality built in. Customers who use Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 or later, who use Windows XP, or who use Windows Server 2003, do not require Qchain.exe to chain these updates. Qchain.exe still supports chaining these Windows Updates so that an administrator can create a consistent deployment script across all platforms. For more information about Qchain, visit this Web site.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer:

The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates as well as common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Web site.

Detection and Deployment Guidance:

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

Other information:

Acknowledgments

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

Obtaining Other Security Updates:

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

Support:

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

Security Resources:

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Revisions:

  • V1.0 (August 8, 2006): Bulletin published.
  • V1.1 (September 12, 2006): Bulletin updated MS06-042 download locations under the “Affected Software and Download Locations” section. Acknowledgement section updated to reflect new acknowledgement for MS06-042.

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