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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2007

Published: September 11, 2007 | Updated: September 12, 2007

Version: 1.1

This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for September 2007.

With the release of the bulletins for September 2007, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued September 6, 2007. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.

For information about how to receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft security bulletins are issued, visit Microsoft Technical Security Notifications.

Microsoft is hosting a webcast to address customer questions on these bulletins on September 12, 2007, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the September Security Bulletin Webcast. After this date, this webcast is available on-demand. For more information, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Summaries and Webcasts.

Microsoft also provides information to help customers prioritize monthly security updates with any non-security, high-priority updates that are being released on the same day as the monthly security updates. Please see the section, Other Information.

Bulletin Information

Executive Summaries

The security bulletins for this month are as follows, in order of severity:

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS07-051
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Microsoft Agent Could Allow Remote Code Execution (938827)
Executive Summary This critical security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability. A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Agent in the way that it handles certain specially crafted URLs. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on the affected system. 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.
Maximum Severity Rating Critical
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Detection Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer can detect whether your computer system requires this update. The update will require a restart.
Affected Software Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS07-052
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Crystal Reports for Visual Studio Could Allow Remote Code Execution (941522)
Executive Summary This important security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability. This vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted RPT file. 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.
Maximum Severity Rating Important
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Detection Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and Enterprise Update Scan Tool can detect whether your computer system requires this update. The update may require a restart.
Affected Software Visual Studio. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS07-053
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in Windows Services for UNIX Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (939778)
Executive Summary This important security update resolves one publicly reported vulnerability. A vulnerability exists in Windows Services for UNIX 3.0, Windows Services for UNIX 3.5, and Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications where running certain setuid binary files could allow an attacker to gain elevation of privilege.
Maximum Severity Rating Important
Impact of Vulnerability Elevation of Privilege
Detection Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and Enterprise Update Scan Tool can detect whether your computer system requires this update. The update will require a restart.
Affected Software Windows Services for UNIX, Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS07-054
Bulletin Title Vulnerability in MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger could allow Remote Code Execution (942099)
Executive Summary This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution when a user accepts a webcam or video chat invitation from an attacker. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of the affected system. 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.
Maximum Severity Rating Important
Impact of Vulnerability Remote Code Execution
Detection These products provide built-in mechanisms for automatic detection and deployment of updates. The update may require a restart.
Affected Software MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

How do I use this table?

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

Note You may have to install several security updates for a single vulnerability. Review the whole column for each bulletin identifier that is listed to verify the updates that you have to install, based on the programs or components that you have installed on your system.

Affected Software and Download Locations

Details        Details        Details        Details        
Bulletin Identifier MS07-051 MS07-052 MS07-053 MS07-054
Maximum Severity Rating Critical Important Important Important
Windows Operating System
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Critical [1]
Windows XP Service Pack 2 [1]
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 [1]
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 [1]
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition [1]
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 [1]
Windows Vista [1]
Windows Vista x64 Edition [1]
Windows Operating System Components
Windows Services for UNIX 3.0 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Important
Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Important
Windows Services for UNIX 3.0 on Windows XP Service Pack 2 Important
Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 on Windows XP Service Pack 2 Important
Windows Services for UNIX 3.0 on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Important
Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Important
Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Important
Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications on Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Important
Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications on Windows Vista Important
Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications on Windows Vista x64 Edition Important
Development Tools and Platforms
Visual Studio .NET 2002 Service Pack 1
(KB937057)
Important [2]
Visual Studio .NET 2003
(KB937058)
Important [2]
Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1
(KB937059)
Important [2]
Visual Studio 2005
(KB937060)
Important [2]
Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1
(KB937061)
Important [2]
Other Affected Software
MSN Messenger 6.2 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Important [3]
MSN Messenger 7.0 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Important [3]
MSN Messenger 6.2 on Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, and Windows Vista x64 Edition Important [3]
MSN Messenger 7.0 on Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, and Windows Vista x64 Edition Important [3]
MSN Messenger 7.5 on Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, and Windows Vista x64 Edition Important [3]
Windows Live Messenger 8.0 on Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, and Windows Vista x64 Edition Important [3]

Notes

[1] A security update is available for this operating system. See the affected software or component in the table and the appropriate security bulletin for details. 

[2] Not all editions of this version of Visual Studio are affected. See the appropriate security bulletin for a specific list of affected editions. 

[3] An option to perform an online upgrade from the MSN Messenger or Windows Live Messenger service is also available for this software. See the appropriate security bulletin for details.

Security Central

Manage the software and security updates you need to deploy to the servers, desktop, and mobile computers in your organization. For more information see the TechNet Update Management Center. The TechNet Security Center provides additional information about security in Microsoft products. Consumers can visit Security At Home, where this information is also available by clicking “Latest Security Updates”.

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 and Enterprise Update Scan Tool

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.

When MBSA 1.2.1 cannot support detection for a specific security update, Microsoft releases a version of the Enterprise Update Scan Tool (EST) for that specific security update. For more information about EST, visit Enterprise Update Scan Tool.

Note After October 9, 2007, the MSSecure.XML file used by MBSA 1.2.1 will no longer be updated. After this date, no new security updates will be added to the MSSecure.XML file used by MBSA 1.2.1 and no new versions of the Enterprise Scan Tool will be released. For more information, visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

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.

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.

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

For this month:

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

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

Security Strategies and Community

Update Management Strategies

Security Guidance for Patch Management provides additional information about Microsoft’s best-practice recommendations for applying security updates.

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.
  • You can obtain the security updates offered this month on Windows Update, from Download Center on Security and Critical Releases ISO CD Image files. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 913086.

IT Pro Security Community

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

Acknowledgments

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

Support

  • The affected software listed have been tested to determine which versions are affected. Other versions are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your software version, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
  • 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.

Disclaimer

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (September 11, 2007): Bulletin summary published.
  • V1.1 (September 12, 2007): Restart requirement restated and download links added for MS07-054.

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