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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-042 - Critical

Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936227)

Published: August 14, 2007 | Updated: June 24, 2008

Version: 4.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could be exploited through attacks on Microsoft XML Core Services. 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 Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2003, and 2007 Microsoft Office System. The security update is rated Moderate for all supported editions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that the Microsoft XML Core Services performs 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.

Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately.

Known Issues. Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 936227 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when they install this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues.

Affected and Non-Affected Software

The software listed here has 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

SoftwareComponentMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingBulletins Replaced By This Update
Windows 2000
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB936021)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-061
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB936181)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-071
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB933579)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-071
Windows XP
Windows XP Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB936021)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-061
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB936021)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-061
Windows XP Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB936181)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-071
Windows XP Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB936181)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB936181)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-071
Windows XP Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB933579)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-071
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB933579)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-071
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB936021)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateMS06-061
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB936021)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateNone
Windows Server 2003 x64 EditionMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB936021)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateMS06-061
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB936021)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateNone
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB936021)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateMS06-061
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB936021)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateNone
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB936181)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateMS06-071
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB936181)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateMS06-071
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB936181)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateMS06-071
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB933579)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateMS06-071
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB933579)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateMS06-071
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB933579)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateMS06-071
Windows Vista
Windows VistaMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB936021)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-061
Windows Vista x64 EditionMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB936021)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-061
Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB936181)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-071
Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB936181)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-071
Windows VistaMicrosoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB933579)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-071
Windows Vista x64 EditionMicrosoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB933579)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-071
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB936181)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateNone
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB936181)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateNone
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB936181)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateNone
Office Software
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB936048)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalMS06-061
Microsoft Word Viewer 2003Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB936048)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
2007 Microsoft Office SystemMicrosoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB936960)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File FormatsMicrosoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB936960)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Expression WebMicrosoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB936960)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Office SharePoint ServerMicrosoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB936056)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB936056)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone

Why was this bulletin revised on June 24, 2008? 
This bulletin was revised to add Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems, Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems, and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems as affected software upon which Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 runs. This is a detection change only for the KB936181 package. There were no changes to the binaries. Customers with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, and Windows Vista x64 Edition who have already installed the security update will not need to reinstall the update. Customers with Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems, Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems, and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems should apply the update immediately.

Why was this bulletin revised on January 9, 2008? 
Microsoft added Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 to the Affected Software table. The same update for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 applies to Microsoft Word Viewer 2003.

In addition, in a previous security update for Microsoft XML Core Services, MS06-061, a kill bit was set for Microsoft XML Parser 2.6 removing support in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The August 2007 security update for Microsoft XML Core Services reissues the kill bits in Windows 2000 but not in Windows XP and Windows 2003. Also, the October 2007 cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, MS07-057, set the kill bit for Microsoft XML Parser 2.6 as a defense in depth measure. When applicable, future cumulative security updates for Internet Explorer will also contain the MSXML 2.6 kill bits.

Why was this bulletin revised on September 27, 2007? 
This bulletin was revised adding both Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats and Microsoft Expression Web as affected products. Customers with Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 who have installed Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats, or customers who have installed Microsoft Expression Web should apply the update to remain secure. Microsoft Update, Office Update, the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), the Office Detection Tool, Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), and Extended Security Update Inventory Tool already correctly offer KB936960 for the 2007 Microsoft Office System to customers that have the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats or Microsoft Expression Web installed.

In addition to adding the two affected products, a known issue has been identified in the Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 update that can cause reliability issues for applications that install Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 on Windows Vista. Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 is not included in a default installation of Windows Vista. Customers can resolve this issue by applying the download available in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 941833.

What version of Microsoft XML Core Services is installed on my system? 
Microsoft XML Core Services is included in additional non-operating system software from Microsoft and is also available as separate downloads. For information about the different Microsoft XML Core Services versions that are available and the products that install them, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 269238.

Note Depending on what versions of Microsoft XML Core Services you have installed on your system, you may be offered more than one security update from this security bulletin.

2007 Microsoft Office System installs Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0 and Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0, but the update for 2007 Microsoft Office System only contains Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0. Am I still vulnerable if I only apply the 2007 Microsoft Office System update? 
Customers should apply the Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 system update when Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 is installed on their system. Customers who have already applied the Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 update and then later install 2007 Microsoft Office System will not need to reapply the Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 update to remain protected.

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

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

Customers who require custom support for older software 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 the Microsoft Worldwide Information Web site, 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

Vulnerability Severity Rating and Maximum Security Impact by Affected Software
Affected SoftwareMicrosoft XML Core Services Vulnerability – CVE-2007-2223Aggregate Severity Rating
Windows 2000
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 when installed on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Windows XP
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on Windows XP Service Pack 2Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 when installed on Windows XP Service Pack 2Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 when installed on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Windows Server 2003
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Moderate

Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Moderate

Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsModerate

Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Moderate

Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Moderate

Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsModerate

Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 when installed on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Moderate

Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 when installed on Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Moderate

Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 when installed on Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsModerate

Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Windows Vista
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on Windows VistaCritical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on Windows Vista x64 EditionCritical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 on Windows VistaCritical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 on Windows Vista x64 EditionCritical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Windows Server 2008
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit SystemsModerate

Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows Server 2008 for x64-based SystemsModerate

Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based SystemsModerate

Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Office Suite
Office 2003 Service Pack 2 with Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
2007 Office System with Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
2007 Office System with Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Office SharePoint Server with Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical
Office Groove Server 2007 with Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0Critical

Remote Code Execution

Critical

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft XML Core Services that could allow an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability to make changes to the system with the permissions of the logged-on user. 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.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2007-2223.

Mitigating Factors for Microsoft XML Core Services Vulnerability - CVE-2007-2223

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:

  • 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, Web sites that accept or host user-provided content, or compromised Web sites and advertisement servers could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. 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.
  • By default, all supported versions of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express open HTML e-mail messages in the Restricted sites zone. The Restricted sites zone helps reduce the number of successful attacks that exploit this vulnerability by preventing Active Scripting and ActiveX controls from being used when reading HTML e-mail. However, if a user clicks on a link within an e-mail, they could still be vulnerable to this issue through the Web-based attack scenario.
  • By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. This mode sets the security level for the Internet zone to High. This is a mitigating factor for Web sites that have not been added to Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. See the FAQ subsection of this vulnerability section for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.

Workarounds for Microsoft XML Core Services Vulnerability - CVE-2007-2223

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:

  • Configure Internet Explorer to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone

    You can help protect against this vulnerability by changing your settings to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
    2. Click the Security tab.
    3. Click Internet, and then click Custom Level.
    4. Under Settings, in the Scripting section, under Active Scripting, click Prompt or Disable, and then click OK.
    5. Click Local intranet, and then click Custom Level.
    6. Under Settings, in the Scripting section, under Active Scripting, click Prompt or Disable, and then click OK.
    7. Click OK two times to return to Internet Explorer.

    Impact of Workaround: Disabling Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zones 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..

    Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone.

    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 the Internet Explorer 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.

    Note Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your system. Two in particular that you may want to add are "*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com" and “*.update.microsoft.com” (without the quotation marks). These are the sites 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 and Active Scripting in these zones

    You can help protect against this vulnerability 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.

    Impact of Workaround: There are side effects to prompting before running ActiveX controls. Many Web sites that are on the Internet or on an intranet use ActiveX to provide additional functionality. For example, an online e-commerce site or banking site may use ActiveX controls to provide menus, ordering forms, or even account statements. Prompting before running ActiveX controls is a global setting that affects all Internet and intranet sites. You will be prompted frequently when you enable this workaround. For each prompt, if you feel you trust the site that you are visiting, click Yes to run ActiveX controls. If you do not want to be prompted for all these sites, use the steps outlined in "Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone”.

FAQ for Microsoft XML Core Services Vulnerability - CVE-2007-2223:

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
If successfully exploited, this remote code execution vulnerability could allow the attacker to run arbitrary code as the logged on user.

What causes the vulnerability? 
Specially crafted script requests may cause memory corruption when using Microsoft XML Core Services.

What is Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML)? 
Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) allows customers who use JScript, Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript), and Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 todevelop XML-based applications that provide interoperability with other applications that adhere to the XML 1.0 standard. See the MSDN Web site for more information regarding MSXML.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could make changes to the system with the permissions of the logged-on user. 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 host a specially crafted Web site that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the Web site. This can also include Web sites that accept user-provided content or advertisements, Web sites that host user-provided content or advertisements, and compromised Web sites. 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 is logged on and visits 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.

I am running Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003. Does this mitigate this vulnerability? 
Yes. By default, Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003 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 malicious 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 does the update do? 
The update removes the vulnerability by validating the memory request within Microsoft XML Core Services.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly disclosed when this security bulletin was originally issued.

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, Windows Update, and Office Update. Security updates are also available at the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security_patch." Finally, security updates can be downloaded from the Windows Update Catalog. For more information about the Windows Update Catalog, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 323166.

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.

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 Web site.

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

SoftwareMBSA 1.2.1MBSA 2.0.1
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4YesYes
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3YesYes
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2NoYes
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2YesYes
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2NoYes
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsNoYes
Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1NoSee Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 below
Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1NoSee Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 below
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit SystemsNoSee Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 below
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based SystemsNoSee Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 below
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based SystemsNoSee Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 below
Office 2003 Service Pack 2Yes[1]Yes
2007 Office systemYes[1]Yes
Office SharePoint Server 2007Yes[1]Yes
Office Groove Server 2007Yes[1]Yes
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0YesYes
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0YesYes

[1]MBSA 1.2.1 supports detection of this security update only as a local scan. MBSA 1.2.1 uses an integrated version of the Office Detection Tool (ODT) which does not support remote scans of this security update. For more information about MBSA, visit the MBSA Web site.

Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Microsoft does not support installing MBSA 2.0.1 on systems that run Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, but you may install MBSA 2.0.1 on a supported operating system and then scan the Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based system remotely. For additional information about MBSA support for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, visit the MBSA Web site. See also Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 931943: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) support for Windows Vista.

For more information about MBSA, visit the MBSA Web site. For more information about the software that Microsoft Update and MBSA 2.0 currently do not detect, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 895660.

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 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

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

SoftwareSMS 2.0SMS 2003
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4YesYes
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3YesYes
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2NoYes
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2YesYes
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2NoYes
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsNoYes
Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1NoSee Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 below
Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1NoSee Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 below
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit SystemsNoSee Note for Windows Vistaand Windows Server 2008 below
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based SystemsNoSee Note for Windows Vistaand Windows Server 2008 below
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based SystemsNoSee Note for Windows Vistaand Windows Server 2008 below
Office 2003 Service Pack 2YesYes
2007 Office SystemYesYes
Office SharePoint ServerYesYes
Office Groove Server 2007YesYes
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0YesYes
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0YesYes

For SMS 2.0, the SMS SUS Feature Pack, which includes the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT), can be used by SMS to detect security updates. SMS SUIT uses the MBSA 1.2.1 engine for detection. For more information about SUIT, visit the following Microsoft Web site. For more information about the limitations of SUIT, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 306460. The SMS SUS Feature Pack also includes the Microsoft Office Inventory Tool to detect required updates for Microsoft Office applications.

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, visit the following Microsoft Web site. SMS 2003 can also use the Microsoft Office Inventory Tool to detect required updates for Microsoft Office applications.

Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 with Service Pack 3 includes support for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 manageability.

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

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.

Affected Software

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

Windows 2000 (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 PacksThe update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionWindows2000-KB936021-x86-enu /quiet
Installing without restartingWindows2000-KB936021-x86-enu /norestart
Update log fileKB936021.log
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart requiredYes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal InformationTo remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

System administrators can also use the Spuninst.exe utility to remove this security update. The Spuninst.exe utility is located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB936021$\Spuninst folder.

File InformationSee the heading, File Information, below for the full file manifest
Registry Key VerificationHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows 2000\SP5\KB936021\Filelist

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes 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.

For all supported editions of Windows 2000:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.007-Jun-200719:201,119,232

Note For a complete list of supported versions, see the Support Lifecycle Index. For a complete list of service packs, see Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

When you install this security update, the installer checks to see if one or more of the files that are being updated on your system have previously been updated by a Microsoft hotfix.

If you have previously installed a hotfix to update one of these files, the installer copies any applicable RTMQFE, SP1QFE, or SP2QFE files to your system. Otherwise, the installer copies the RTMGDR, SP1GDR, or SP2GDR files to your system. Security updates may not contain all variations of these files. For more information about this behavior, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824994.

For more information about the installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

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
/helpDisplays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passiveUnattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the system will restart in 30 seconds.
/quietQuiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestartDoes not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestartRestarts the system after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x]Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the system will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestartDisplay a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/overwriteoemOverwrites OEM files without prompting
/nobackupDoes not back up files needed for uninstall
/forceappscloseForces other programs to close when the system shuts down
/log:pathAllows the redirection of installation log files
/extract[:path]Extracts files without starting the Setup program
/EREnables extended error reporting
/verboseEnables verbose logging. During installation, creates %Windir%\CabBuild.log. This log details the files that are copied. Using this switch may cause the installation to proceed more slowly.

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

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Spuninst.exe Switches
SwitchDescription
/helpDisplays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passiveUnattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the system will restart in 30 seconds.
/quietQuiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestartDoes not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestartRestarts the system after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x]Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the system will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestartDisplay a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/forceappscloseForces other programs to close when the system shuts down
/log:pathAllows the redirection of installation log files

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.
  • Registry Key Verification

    You may also be able to verify the files that this security update has installed by reviewing the registry keys listed in the Reference Table in this section.

    These registry keys may not contain a complete list of installed files. Also, these registry keys may not be created correctly when an administrator or an OEM integrates or slipstreams this security update into the Windows installation source files.

Windows XP (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 PacksThe update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionWindows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3:
WindowsXP-KB936021-x86-enu /quiet
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB936021-x64-enu /quiet
Installing without restartingWindows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3:
WindowsXP-KB936021-x86-enu /norestart
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB936021-x64-enu /norestart
Update log fileKB936021.log
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart requiredYes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal InformationTo remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
System administrators can also use the Spuninst.exe utility to remove this security update. The Spuninst.exe utility is located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB936021$\Spuninst folder.
File InformationSee the heading, File Information, below for the full file manifest
Registry Key VerificationFor all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP3\KB936021\Filelist
For Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP Version 2003\SP3\KB936021\Filelist

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes 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.

For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeFolder
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.026-Jun-200706:081,104,896SP2GDR
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.026-Jun-200706:061,104,896SP2QFE

For all supported versions of Windows XP Professional x64:

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeCPUFolder
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:172,125,312X64SP1GDR
Wmsxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:171,133,056X86SP1GDR\wow
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:182,125,312X64SP1QFE
Wmsxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:181,133,056X86SP1QFE\wow
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:262,125,312X64SP2GDR
Wmsxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:261,119,232X86SP2GDR\wow
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:172,125,824X64SP2QFE
Wmsxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:171,119,232X86SP2QFE\wow

Note For a complete list of supported versions, see the Support Lifecycle Index. For a complete list of service packs, see Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

When you install this security update, the installer checks to see if one or more of the files that are being updated on your system have previously been updated by a Microsoft hotfix.

If you have previously installed a hotfix to update one of these files, the installer copies any applicable RTMQFE, SP1QFE, or SP2QFE files to your system. Otherwise, the installer copies the RTMGDR, SP1GDR, or SP2GDR files to your system. Security updates may not contain all variations of these files. For more information about this behavior, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824994.

For more information about the installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

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
/helpDisplays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passiveUnattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the system will restart in 30 seconds.
/quietQuiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestartDoes not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestartRestarts the system after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x]Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the system will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestartDisplay a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/overwriteoemOverwrites OEM files without prompting
/nobackupDoes not back up files needed for uninstall
/forceappscloseForces other programs to close when the system shuts down
/log:pathAllows the redirection of installation log files
/integrate:pathIntegrates the update into the Windows source files. These files are located at the path that is specified in the switch.
/extract[:path]Extracts files without starting the Setup program
/EREnables extended error reporting
/verboseEnables verbose logging. During installation, creates %Windir%\CabBuild.log. This log details the files that are copied. Using this switch may cause the installation to proceed more slowly.

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

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Spuninst.exe Switches
SwitchDescription
/helpDisplays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passiveUnattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the system will restart in 30 seconds.
/quietQuiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestartDoes not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestartRestarts the system after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x]Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the system will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestartDisplay a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/forceappscloseForces other programs to close when the system shuts down
/log:pathAllows the redirection of installation log files

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.
  • Registry Key Verification

    You may also be able to verify the files that this security update has installed by reviewing the registry keys listed in the Reference Table in this section.

    These registry keys may not contain a complete list of installed files. Also, these registry keys may not be created correctly when an administrator or an OEM integrates or slipstreams this security update into the Windows installation source files.

Windows Server 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 PacksThe update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionWindows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:
WindowsServer2003-KB936021-x86-enu /quiet
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB936021-x64-enu /quiet
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:
WindowsServer2003-KB936021-ia64-enu /quiet
Installing without restartingWindows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:
WindowsServer2003-KB936021-x86-enu /norestart
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB936021-x64-enu /norestart
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:
WindowsServer2003-KB936021-ia64-enu /norestart
Update log fileKB936021.log
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart requiredYes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update
HotpatchingThis security update does not support HotPatching. For more information about HotPatching see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 897341.
Removal InformationUse Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the Use the Spuninst.exe utility, located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB936021$\Spuninst folder
File InformationSee the heading, File Information, below for the full file manifest
Registry Key VerificationHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows Server 2003\SP3\KB936021\Filelist

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes 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.

For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003:

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeFolder
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200718:561,133,056SP1GDR
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200719:261,133,056SP1QFE
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200719:111,119,232SP2GDR
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200718:451,119,232SP2QFE

For all supported versions of Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeCPUFolder
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:172,125,312X64SP1GDR
Wmsxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:171,133,056X86SP1GDR\wow
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:182,125,312X64SP1QFE
Wmsxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:181,133,056X86SP1QFE\wow
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:262,125,312X64SP2GDR
Wmsxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:261,119,232X86SP2GDR\wow
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:172,125,824X64SP2QFE
Wmsxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:171,119,232X86SP2QFE\wow

For all supported versions of Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems:

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeCPUFolder
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:193,477,504IA-64SP1GDR
Wmsxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:191,133,056X86SP1GDR\wow
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:193,477,504IA-64SP1QFE
Wmsxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:191,133,056X86SP1QFE\wow
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:263,477,504IA-64SP2GDR
Wmsxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:261,119,232X86SP2GDR\wow
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:193,477,504IA-64SP2QFE
Wmsxml3.dll8.90.1101.031-May-200720:191,119,232X86SP2QFE\wow

Note For a complete list of supported versions, see the Support Lifecycle Index. For a complete list of service packs, see Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

When you install this security update, the installer checks to see if one or more of the files that are being updated on your system have previously been updated by a Microsoft hotfix.

If you have previously installed a hotfix to update one of these files, the installer copies any applicable RTMQFE, SP1QFE, or SP2QFE files to your system. Otherwise, the installer copies the RTMGDR, SP1GDR, or SP2GDR files to your system. Security updates may not contain all variations of these files. For more information about this behavior, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824994.

For more information about the installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

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
/helpDisplays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passiveUnattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the system will restart in 30 seconds.
/quietQuiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestartDoes not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestartRestarts the system after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x]Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the system will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestartDisplay a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/overwriteoemOverwrites OEM files without prompting
/nobackupDoes not back up files needed for uninstall
/forceappscloseForces other programs to close when the system shuts down
/log:pathAllows the redirection of installation log files
/integrate:pathIntegrates the update into the Windows source files. These files are located at the path that is specified in the switch.
/extract[:path]Extracts files without starting the Setup program
/EREnables extended error reporting
/verboseEnables verbose logging. During installation, creates %Windir%\CabBuild.log. This log details the files that are copied. Using this switch may cause the installation to proceed more slowly.

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

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Spuninst.exe Switches
SwitchDescription
/helpDisplays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passiveUnattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the system will restart in 30 seconds.
/quietQuiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestartDoes not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestartRestarts the system after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
/warnrestart[:x]Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the system will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestartDisplay a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/forceappscloseForces other programs to close when the system shuts down
/log:pathAllows the redirection of installation log files

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.
  • Registry Key Verification

    You may also be able to verify the files that this security update has installed by reviewing the registry keys listed in the Reference Table in this section.

    These registry keys may not contain a complete list of installed files. Also, these registry keys may not be created correctly when an administrator or an OEM integrates or slipstreams this security update into the Windows installation source files.

Windows Vista (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 PacksThe update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0 (KB936021):
Windows6.0-KB936021-x86 /quiet
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (KB933579):
Msxml6-KB933579-enu-x86 /quiet
Installing without restartingMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0 (KB936021):
Windows6.0-KB936021-x86 /norestart
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (KB933579):
Msxml6-KB933579-enu-x86 /norestart
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart requiredYes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal InformationTo remove this update, click Control Panel, click Security, then under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.
File InformationSee the heading, File Information, below for the full file manifest

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes 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.

For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista (KB936021):

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeFolder
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.006-Jun-200702:201,191,936Windows6.0-KB936021-x86\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16500_none_8688000e99af9424
Msxml3r.dll8.20.8730.106-Jun-200702:162,048Windows6.0-KB936021-x86\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16500_none_8688000e99af9424
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.006-Jun-200702:031,191,936Windows6.0-KB936021-x86\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20613_none_8709cdcbb2d29be4
Msxml3r.dll8.20.8730.106-Jun-200702:032,048Windows6.0-KB936021-x86\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20613_none_8709cdcbb2d29be4

For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista (KB933579):

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeFolder
Msxml6.dll6.10.1200.020-Apr-200710:371,335,296Windows6.0-KB933579-x86\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16472_none_863e0af099e6da25
Msxml6r.dll6.0.3883.020-Apr-200710:332,048Windows6.0-KB933579-x86\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16472_none_863e0af099e6da25
Msxml6.dll6.10.1200.020-Apr-200710:411,335,296Windows6.0-KB933579-x86\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20582_none_86bcd7cfb30c95e0
Msxml6r.dll6.0.3883.020-Apr-200710:412,048Windows6.0-KB933579-x86\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20582_none_86bcd7cfb30c95e0

For all supported editions of Windows Vista x64 (KB936021):

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeCPUFolder
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.006-Jun-200703:261,832,960X64Windows6.0-KB936021-x64\amd64_microsoft-windows-msxml30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16500_none_e2a69b92520d055a
Msxml3r.dll8.20.8730.106-Jun-200703:212,048X64Windows6.0-KB936021-x64\amd64_microsoft-windows-msxml30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16500_none_e2a69b92520d055a
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.006-Jun-200703:121,832,960X64Windows6.0-KB936021-x64\amd64_microsoft-windows-msxml30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20613_none_e328694f6b300d1a
Msxml3r.dll8.20.8730.106-Jun-200703:122,048X64Windows6.0-KB936021-x64\amd64_microsoft-windows-msxml30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20613_none_e328694f6b300d1a
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.006-Jun-200702:201,191,936X86Windows6.0-KB936021-x64\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16500_none_8688000e99af9424
Msxml3r.dll8.20.8730.106-Jun-200702:162,048X86Windows6.0-KB936021-x64\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16500_none_8688000e99af9424
Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.006-Jun-200702:031,191,936X86Windows6.0-KB936021-x64\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20613_none_8709cdcbb2d29be4
Msxml3r.dll8.20.8730.106-Jun-200702:032,048X86Windows6.0-KB936021-x64\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml30_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20613_none_8709cdcbb2d29be4

For all supported editions of Windows Vista x64 (KB933579):

File NameVersionDateTimeSizeCPUFolder
Msxml6.dll6.10.1200.020-Apr-200711:341,752,576X64Windows6.0-KB933579-x64\amd64_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16472_none_e25ca67452444b5b
Msxml6r.dll6.0.3883.020-Apr-200711:312,048X64Windows6.0-KB933579-x64\amd64_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16472_none_e25ca67452444b5b
Msxml6.dll6.10.1200.020-Apr-200711:531,752,576X64Windows6.0-KB933579-x64\amd64_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20582_none_e2db73536b6a0716
Msxml6r.dll6.0.3883.020-Apr-200711:532,048X64Windows6.0-KB933579-x64\amd64_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20582_none_e2db73536b6a0716
Msxml6.dll6.10.1200.020-Apr-200710:371,335,296X86Windows6.0-KB933579-x64\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16472_none_863e0af099e6da25
Msxml6r.dll6.0.3883.020-Apr-200710:332,048X86Windows6.0-KB933579-x64\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16472_none_863e0af099e6da25
Msxml6.dll6.10.1200.020-Apr-200710:411,335,296X86Windows6.0-KB933579-x64\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20582_none_86bcd7cfb30c95e0
Msxml6r.dll6.0.3883.020-Apr-200710:412,048X86Windows6.0-KB933579-x64\x86_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20582_none_86bcd7cfb30c95e0

Note For a complete list of supported versions, see the Support Lifecycle Index. For a complete list of service packs, see Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

When you install this security update, the installer checks whether one or more of the files that are being updated on your system have previously been updated by a Windows hotfix. If you have previously installed a hotfix to update one of these files, the installer will apply the LDR version of this update. Otherwise, the installer will apply the GDR version of the update. For more information about this behavior, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824994.

For more information about the installer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 934307.

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
/?, /h, /helpDisplays help on supported switches.
/quietSuppresses the display of status or error messages.
/norestartWhen combined with /quiet, the system will not be restarted after installation even if a restart is required to complete installation.

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

To remove this 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 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 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 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 Service Pack 2

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 PacksThe update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user interventionOffice2003-KB936048-FullFile-enu /q:a
Installing without restartingOffice2003-KB936048-FullFile-enu /r:n
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features subsection in this section.

Restart Requirement
Restart requiredThis update does not require a restart.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal InformationUse 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.

File InformationSee the heading, File Information, below for the full file manifest
Registry Key VerificationNot applicable

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes 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.

For all supported versions of Office 2003:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Msxml5.dll5.20.1081.017-Mar-200701:411,425,744

Note For a complete list of supported versions, see the Support Lifecycle Index. For a complete list of service packs, see Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Office Features for Administrative Installations

Server administrators who use a Windows Installer Administrative Installation must update the server location. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the Office Administrative Installation Point information in the Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance subsection.

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, OUTLS11, VISVEA, RMS, BASIC11, FP11, ONOTE11, OUTLSM11, PERS11, PUB11, STDP11, STD11, INF11, PRJPROE, PRJPRO, PRJSTDE, PRJSTD, VISPRO, VISPROR, VISSTD, VISSTDRProductNonBootFiles
WORDVIEWWORDVIEWFiles
PPT11, ACC11, OUTL11, PRO11SB, PROI11, PRO11, WORD11, EXCEL11ProductNonBootFiles,LISTFiles

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 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
/qSpecifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/q:uSpecifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:aSpecifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
/t:pathSpecifies the target folder for extracting files.
/cExtracts the files without installing them. If /t:path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/c:pathOverrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/r:nNever restarts the system after installation.
/r:IPrompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:aAlways restarts the system after installation.
/r:sRestarts the system after installation without prompting the user.
/n:vNo 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.

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.

2007 Microsoft Office System

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 PacksThe update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user interventionOffice2007-KB936960-FullFile-x86-glb /passive
Installing without restartingOffice2007-KB936960-FullFile-x86-glb /norestart
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features subsection in this section.

Restart Requirement
Restart requiredThis update does not require a restart.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal InformationUse Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File InformationSee the heading, File Information, below for the full file manifest
Registry Key VerificationNot applicable

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes 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.

For all supported versions of 2007 Microsoft Office System:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Msxml5.dll5.20.1081.017-Mar-200701:411,425,744

Note For a complete list of supported versions, see the Support Lifecycle Index. For a complete list of service packs, see Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

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 3.1 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.
/passiveSpecifies passive mode. Requires no user interaction; users see basic progress dialogs but cannot cancel.
/quietSpecifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/norestartSuppresses restarting the system if the update requires a restart.
/forcerestartAutomatically restarts the system after applying the update, regardless of whether the update requires the restart.
/extractExtracts 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. For more information about the installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

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.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007

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 PacksThe update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user interventionOffice2007-KB936056-FullFile-x86-glb /passive
Installing without restartingOffice2007-KB936056-FullFile-x86-glb /norestart
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features subsection in this section.

Restart Requirement
Restart requiredThis update does not require a restart.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal InformationThis update can not be removed.
File InformationSee the heading, File Information, below for the full file manifest
Registry Key VerificationNot applicable

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes 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.

For all supported 32-bit editions of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server or the Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Msxml5.dll5.20.1081.023-May-200722:301,425,744

For all supported 64-bit editions of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server or the Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Msxml5.dll5.20.1081.023-May-200716:272,464,592

Note For a complete list of supported versions, see the Support Lifecycle Index. For a complete list of service packs, see Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

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 3.1 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.
/passiveSpecifies passive mode. Requires no user interaction; users see basic progress dialogs but cannot cancel.
/quietSpecifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/norestartSuppresses restarting the system if the update requires a restart.
/forcerestartAutomatically restarts the system after applying the update, regardless of whether the update requires the restart.
/extractExtracts 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. For more information about the installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

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.

Microsoft XML Core Services 4 When Installed on Windows (all versions)

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 PacksThe update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionMsxml4-KB936181-enu /quiet
Installing without restartingMsxml4-KB936181-enu /norestart
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart requiredYes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal InformationThis version of Microsoft XML Core Services is installed in a side-by-side mode with pervious versions of MSXML4. Follow the steps in the Removing the Update section to remove the security update.
File InformationSee the heading, File Information, below for the full file manifest
Registry Key VerificationNot applicable

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes 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.

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Msxml4.dll4.20.9848.008-May-200722:031,275,392

Note For a complete list of supported versions, see the Support Lifecycle Index. For a complete list of service packs, see Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

When you install this security update, the installer checks to see if one or more of the files that are being updated on your system have previously been updated by a Microsoft hotfix.

If you have previously installed a hotfix to update one of these files, the installer copies any applicable RTMQFE, SP1QFE, or SP2QFE files to your system. Otherwise, the installer copies the RTMGDR, SP1GDR, or SP2GDR files to your system. Security updates may not contain all variations of these files. For more information about this behavior, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824994.

For more information about the installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

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
/helpDisplays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passiveUnattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the system will restart in 30 seconds.
/quietQuiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestartDoes not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestartRestarts the system after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
Special Options
/log:pathAllows the redirection of installation log files
/verboseEnables verbose logging. During installation, creates %Windir%\CabBuild.log. This log details the files that are copied. Using this switch may cause the installation to proceed more slowly.

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

This version of Microsoft XML Core Services is installed in a side-by-side mode with pervious versions of MSXML4. Follow these steps to remove the security update:

  1. Remove security update 936181 by using the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
  2. Delete the Msxml4.dll file from the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder.
  3. Repair previous Msxml4.dll by using the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note The previous versions of the Msxml4.dll and Msxml4r.dll files are restored to both the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder and the side-by-side folder %SystemRoot%\WinSxS.

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.

Microsoft XML Core Services 6 When Installed on Windows (all versions)

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 PacksThe update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionMsxml6-KB933579-enu-x86 /quiet
Installing without restartingMsxml6-KB933579-enu-x86 /norestart
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart requiredYes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal InformationTo remove this update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note Removing this security update for Microsoft XML Core Services 6 will completely remove MSXML6 from the system.

File InformationSee the heading, File Information, below for the full file manifest
Registry Key VerificationNot applicable

File Information

The English version of this security update has the file attributes 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.

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0:

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Msxml6.dll6.10.1200.015-May-200722:431,320,800

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (ia64):

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Msxml6.dll6.10.1200.016-May-200700:004,413,792

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (x64):

File NameVersionDateTimeSize
Msxml6.dll6.10.1200.016-May-200701:172,282,848

Note For a complete list of supported versions, see the Support Lifecycle Index. For a complete list of service packs, see Lifecycle Supported Service Packs. For more information on the support lifecycle policy, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

When you install this security update, the installer checks to see if one or more of the files that are being updated on your system have previously been updated by a Microsoft hotfix.

If you have previously installed a hotfix to update one of these files, the installer copies any applicable RTMQFE, SP1QFE, or SP2QFE files to your system. Otherwise, the installer copies the RTMGDR, SP1GDR, or SP2GDR files to your system. Security updates may not contain all variations of these files. For more information about this behavior, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824994.

For more information about the installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

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
/helpDisplays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passiveUnattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the system will restart in 30 seconds.
/quietQuiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestartDoes not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestartRestarts the system after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
Special Options
/log:pathAllows the redirection of installation log files
/verboseEnables verbose logging. During installation, creates %Windir%\CabBuild.log. This log details the files that are copied. Using this switch may cause the installation to proceed more slowly.

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 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.
  • Registry Key Verification

    You may also be able to verify the files that this security update has installed by reviewing the registry keys listed in the Reference Table in this section.

    These registry keys may not contain a complete list of installed files. Also, these registry keys may not be created correctly when an administrator or an OEM integrates or slipstreams this security update into the Windows installation source files.

Other Information

Acknowledgments

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

  • An anonymous researcher working with the VeriSign iDefense VCP for reporting the Microsoft XML Core Services Vulnerability (CVE-2007-2223).
  • An anonymous researcher working with the Zero Day Initiative for reporting the Microsoft XML Core Services Vulnerability (CVE-2007-2223).

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.

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 (August 14, 2007): Bulletin published.
  • V1.1 (August 15, 2007): Bulletin updated: Corrected file manifest information for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0.
  • V2.0 (September 27, 2007): Bulletin updated: Added Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats and Microsoft Expression Web as affected products. The Bulletin has also been updated to inform customers that a potential reliability issue exists in applications that have installed Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 on Windows Vista, which can be addressed by applying the download available in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 941833.
  • V3.0 (January 9, 2008): Bulletin updated: Added Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 as an affected product. Also added an Update FAQ clarifying the kill bit for Microsoft XML Parser 2.6 and its applicability to this security update.
  • V4.0 (June 24, 2008): Bulletin updated: Added Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems, Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems, and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems as affected software. This is a detection update only. There were no changes to the binaries.

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