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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2007

Published: March 13, 2007

Version: 1.0

This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for March 2007.

Security Central: Microsoft has provided information about how you can help protect your computer system at the following locations:

Update Management Strategies: Security Guidance for Patch Management provides additional information about Microsoft’s best practices recommendations for applying security updates.

IT Pro Security Zone Community: Learn to improve security and optimize your IT infrastructure, and participate with other IT Pros on security topics in IT Pro Security Community.

Microsoft Security Notification Service: To receive automatic e-mail notifications whenever Microsoft Security Bulletins are issued, subscribe to Microsoft Technical Security Notifications.

Security Updates

Microsoft has not released any security bulletins on March 13, 2007.

Software Update Services:

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

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

Windows Server Update Services:

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

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

Systems Management Server:

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

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

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer:

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

Detection and Deployment Guidance:

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

Other Information:

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool:

Microsoft has released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.

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

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

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

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

Obtaining Other Security Updates:

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

  • Security updates are available from Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security_patch".
  • Updates for consumer platforms are available from Microsoft Update.

Support:

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

Security Resources:

Disclaimer:

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Revisions:

  • V1.0 (March 13, 2007): Bulletin Summary published.

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