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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-062 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957488)

Published: October 13, 2009 | Updated: January 12, 2010

Version: 2.2

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves several privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows GDI+. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a specially crafted image file using affected software or browsed a Web site that contains specially crafted content. 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 XP and Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows Vista x64 Edition and 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; Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2, all supported editions of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package, Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package, and Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package Service Pack 1.

This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 on Microsoft Windows 2000; Microsoft Office XP; Microsoft Office 2003; all affected Office Viewer software for Microsoft Office 2003; 2007 Microsoft Office System; all affected Office Viewer software for 2007 Microsoft Office System; Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack; Microsoft Office Project 2002; Microsoft Visio 2002; Microsoft Works 8.5; and Microsoft Forefront Client Security 1.0.

For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by introducing proper data validations within GDI+ when rendering WMF images; modifying the way that GDI+ manages a heap buffer when reading a PNG file; modifying the way that GDI+ allocates a buffer used when reading TIFF files; modifying the way that GDI+ manages buffers when certain .NET API calls are made; modifying the way that GDI+ calculates the required size of a buffer while parsing a PNG image; and modifying the way that Microsoft Office opens specially crafted files. 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 957488 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when installing this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues.

Affected and Non-Affected Software

The following software have 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.

Microsoft Windows and Components

Operating SystemComponentMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingBulletins Replaced by this Update
Microsoft Windows
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3
(KB958869)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB958869)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(KB958869)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB958869)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(KB958869)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1
(KB958869)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1
(KB958869)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems*
(KB958869)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems*
(KB958869)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems
(KB958869)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Internet Explorer
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1
(KB958869)
Remote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Microsoft .NET Framework
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
(KB971108)

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
(KB971110)
Remote Code ExecutionImportant MS08-052
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
(KB971111)
Remote Code ExecutionImportantNone

*Server Core installation not affected. The vulnerabilities addressed by this update do not affect supported editions of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 as indicated, when installed using the Server Core installation option. For more information on this installation option, see the MSDN articles, Server Core and Server Core for Windows Server 2008 R2. Note that the Server Core installation option does not apply to certain editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2; see Compare Server Core Installation Options.

Microsoft Office

Office Suite and Other SoftwareMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingBulletins Replaced by this Update
Microsoft Office Suites
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
(KB974811)*
Remote Code ExecutionImportant MS08-052
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
(KB972580)**
Remote Code ExecutionImportant MS08-052
2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1
(KB972581)***
Remote Code ExecutionImportant MS08-052
2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 2
(KB972581)***
Remote Code ExecutionImportantNone
Other Office Software
Microsoft Office Project 2002 Service Pack 1
(KB974811)*
Remote Code ExecutionImportant MS08-052
Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2
(KB975365)
Remote Code ExecutionImportant MS08-052
Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3
(KB972580)**
Remote Code ExecutionImportant MS08-052
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer Service Pack 2, Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 1, and Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB972581)***
Remote Code ExecutionImportant MS08-052
PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB972581)***
Remote Code ExecutionImportantNone
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1
(KB972581)***
Remote Code ExecutionImportant MS08-052
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2
(KB972581)***
Remote Code ExecutionImportantNone
Microsoft Works 8.5
(KB973636)
Remote Code ExecutionImportant MS09-024

*These updates are identical.

**These updates are identical.

***These updates are identical.

Note Office Communicator 2005 and Office Communicator 2007 distribute a copy of gdiplus.dll that contains the affected code. However, Microsoft's analysis has shown that there are no reliable attack vectors exposed in these products.

Microsoft SQL Server

Depending on your software version or edition, you may need to choose between GDR and QFE software update links below in order to manually install your update from the Microsoft Download Center. For more information on determining which update to install on your system, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update subsection, in this section.

GDR Software UpdatesQFE Software UpdatesMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingBulletins Replaced by this Update
Not applicable SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2
(KB970899)
Remote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
(KB970895)*
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
(KB970896)*
Remote Code ExecutionCritical MS09-004
SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB970895)*
SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(KB970896)*
Remote Code ExecutionCritical MS09-004
SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(KB970895)*
SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(KB970896)*
Remote Code ExecutionCritical MS09-004
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3
(KB970892)**
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3
(KB970894)**
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 3
(KB970892)**
SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 3
(KB970894)**
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3
(KB970892)**
SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3
(KB970894)**
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone

*SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 customers with a Reporting Services SharePoint dependency are also required to install the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Service Pack 2 from the Microsoft Download Center.

**SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 customers with a Reporting Services SharePoint dependency are also required to install the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Add-in for Service Pack 3 from the Microsoft Download Center.

Developer Tools

SoftwareMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingBulletins Replaced by this Update
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1
(KB971022)
NoneNone[1] MS08-052
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1
(KB971023)
NoneNone[1] MS08-052
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
(KB972221)
NoneNone[1] MS08-052
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
(KB972222)
NoneNone[1]None
Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package
(KB971117)
Remote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package
(KB971118)
Remote Code ExecutionCritical MS08-052
Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package Service Pack 1
(KB971119)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 Service Pack 1 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
(KB971104)
NoneNone[1] MS08-052
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
(KB971105)
NoneNone[1] MS08-052
Microsoft Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+
(KB975337)
NoneNone[1] MS08-052

[1]Severity ratings do not apply to this update because Microsoft has not identified any attack vectors relating to the vulnerabilities discussed in this bulletin specific to these software. However, this security update is being offered to developers who use this software so that they may issue their own updated version of their applications. See the entry in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update section, below.

Security Software

SoftwareMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingBulletins Replaced by this Update
Microsoft Forefront Client Security 1.0 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
(KB975962)
Remote Code ExecutionImportant MS08-052

Non-Affected Software

SoftwareComponent
Operating Systems and Components
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4Not applicable
Windows Vista Service Pack 2Not applicable
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2Not applicable
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2Not applicable
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2Not applicable
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2Not applicable
Windows 7 for 32-bit SystemsNot applicable
Windows 7 for x64-based SystemsNot applicable
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based SystemsNot applicable
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based SystemsNot applicable
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4
Windows Messenger 5.1
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Windows Messenger 4.7
Windows Messenger 5.1
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Windows Messenger 4.7
Windows Messenger 5.1
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Windows Messenger 4.7
Windows Messenger 5.1
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Windows Messenger 4.7
Windows Messenger 5.1
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft Internet Explorer 6
Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Windows Messenger 4.7
Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista Service Pack 2Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Windows Messenger 4.7
Windows Vista x64 Edition, Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Windows Messenger 4.7
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2Windows Internet Explorer 7
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Windows Messenger 4.7
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Windows Messenger 4.7
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Service Pack 3
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
Windows Messenger 4.7
Other Office Software
Microsoft Visio 2003 ViewerNot applicable
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007Not applicable
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1Not applicable
Microsoft Works 9.0Not applicable
Microsoft Works Suite 2005Not applicable
Microsoft Works Suite 2006Not applicable
Microsoft Office 2004 for MacNot applicable
Microsoft Office 2008 for MacNot applicable
Microsoft SQL Server
SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 4Not applicable
SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4Not applicable
SQL Server 2000 Itanium-based Edition Service Pack 4Not applicable
SQL Server 2008 for 32-bit SystemsNot applicable
SQL Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1Not applicable
SQL Server 2008 for x64-based SystemsNot applicable
SQL Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Not applicable
SQL Server 2008 for Itanium-based SystemsNot applicable
SQL Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1Not applicable
Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0Not applicable
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000)Not applicable
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3Not applicable

Why was this bulletin revised on January 12, 2010? 
This bulletin was revised to make several corrections and additions:

  • Corrected the list of affected software with a severity rating of Important in the Executive Summary, by removing Microsoft Expression Web and Microsoft Office Groove.
  • Corrected several entries in the Other Office Software section of the Affected Software table.
  • Corrected the FAQ, "I have a non-vulnerable version of software installed, why am I being offered this update?" in this section.
  • Added the FAQ, "Does the offer to update a non-vulnerable version of software constitute an issue in the Microsoft update mechanism?" in this section.
  • Corrected several entries in the "Other Office Software" section of the Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers table.
  • Corrected several entries in the "Microsoft Office Suites and Other Office Software" section of the MBSA 2.1 table in the Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance section.
  • Corrected several entries in the "Microsoft Office Suites and Other Office Software" section of the Systems Management Server table in the Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance section.
  • Changed the Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance section heading for "The 2007 Microsoft Office System (all editions), The 2007 Microsoft Office System Viewers, and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats."

Where are the file information details? 
The file information details can be found in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 957488.

What are the known issues that customers may experience when installing this security update? 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 957488 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when they install this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues.

There are both GDR and QFE updates offered for my version of SQL. How do I know which update to use? 
First, determine your SQL Server version number. For more information on determining your SQL Server version number, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 321185.

Second, in the table below, locate the version range that your SQL Server version number falls within. The corresponding update is the update you need to install.

Note If your SQL Server version number does not fall within any of the ranges in the table below, your SQL Server version is no longer supported. Please upgrade to the latest Service Pack or SQL Server product in order to apply this and future security updates.

SQL Server Version Range
9.00.3042-9.00.3079 9.00.3150-9.00.3352 9.00.4035-9.00.4052 9.00.4205-9.00.4261
SQL Server Update
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 GDR
(KB970895)
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 QFE
(KB970896)
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 GDR
(KB970892)
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 QFE
(KB970894)

For additional installation instructions, see the Security Update Information subsection for your SQL Server edition in the Update Information section.

I don’t have Microsoft Works 8 on my system, but Microsoft Office installed a Works subdirectory with gdiplus.dll in it. Is my system vulnerable? 
The copy of gdiplus.dll in the Works subdirectory is not used by any vulnerable software and will not need to be updated when Microsoft Works is not installed.

I have a non-vulnerable version of software installed, why am I being offered this update? 
Some of the non-affected software including Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats contain the vulnerable shared Office components, but because they do not access the vulnerable code, they are not affected by this vulnerability. However, since the vulnerable code is present, this update will be offered. Both Expression Web and Groove have been removed from the Affected Software table because although these products are delivered with the affected binary, they are not affected. For the full list of software updated by the 2007 Microsoft Office System release, including affected and non-affected but offered products, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 972581.

Does the offer to update a non-vulnerable version of software constitute an issue in the Microsoft update mechanism? 
No, the update mechanism is functioning correctly in that it detects a version of the files with an older build number on the system than in the update package, and thus offers the update.

The last two Microsoft Security Bulletins for GDI+, MS04-028 and MS08-052, list affected and non-affected software that are not listed in this bulletin. Why? 
The software listed in this bulletin have been tested to determine which supported versions or editions are affected and which supported versions are not affected. Other versions or editions listed in the MS04-028 and MS08-052 are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Why are Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual FoxPro, and Microsoft Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+ listed in the Affected Software table if they are not impacted by the vulnerabilities described by this bulletin? 
Microsoft has not identified any attack vectors for these vulnerabilities specific to the affected software updated for Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual FoxPro, or Microsoft Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+. This security update is being offered to developers who use Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual FoxPro, or Microsoft Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+ so that they may issue their own updated version of their applications.

Is Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 affected by the vulnerabilities listed in this bulletin?
No. By default, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 is not affected, and will not be offered the update. However, the following software are vulnerable when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6*
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1**
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1**
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2**
  • RSClientPrint ActiveX Control*
  • Microsoft Forefront Client Security 1.0*

*These software are only vulnerable when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.

**These software are vulnerable on all supported operating systems. The security updates for these software are only offered for Windows 2000 Service Pack 4. Customers who apply the security updates for supported editions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 will also be protected by the vulnerabilities in these software.

Additionally, the updates for developers using Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2, and Microsoft Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+ only apply for application developers who develop their software on systems running Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.

Why is Windows Server 2008 Server Core being offered this update?
The vulnerabilities addressed by this update do not affect supported editions of Windows Server 2008 if Windows Server 2008 was installed using the Server Core installation option, even though the files affected by these vulnerabilities may be present on the system. However, users with the affected files will still be offered this update because the update files are newer (with higher version numbers) than the files that are currently on your system. For more information on this installation option, see Server Core. Note that the Server Core installation option does not apply to certain editions of Windows Server 2008; see Compare Server Core Installation Options.

I use Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2. Are any additional security features included in this update?
Yes, as part of the servicing model for Microsoft Office 2003, when users of Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 install this update, their systems will be upgraded to security functionality that was initially released with Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3. All updates released after January 1, 2008 for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 will include these security features, which were introduced in Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3. We have thoroughly tested this update, but as with all updates, we recommend that users perform testing appropriate to the environment and configuration of their systems. For more information on this issue, please see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 951646.

If I have an installation of SQL Server, how am I affected? 
When SQL Server Reporting Services is installed, the affected installations of SQL Server software may host the RSClientPrint ActiveX control. This ActiveX control distributes a copy of gdiplus.dll containing the affected code. Customers are only impacted when the RSClientPrint ActiveX control is installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 operating systems. If the RSClientPrint ActiveX control is installed on any other operating system, the system version of GDI+ will be used and the corresponding operating system update will protect them.

Customers with affected installations of SQL Server that are installed on Windows 2000 operating systems and have the RSClientPrint ActiveX control should apply the update immediately.

SQL Server Reporting Services is an optional component and must be installed for this security update to apply. SQL Server instances which do not have SQL Server Reporting Services installed are not vulnerable, but will still be offered this update.

Which editions of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 include SQL Server Reporting Services? 
SQL Server Reporting Services is an optional component on the following editions of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Evaluation Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer x64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Evaluation x64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Evaluation Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

What is the RSClientPrint ActiveX control? 
The Microsoft ActiveX control, RSClientPrint, provides client-side printing for reports viewed in HTML Viewer. It provides a Print dialog box so that a user can initiate a print job, preview a report, specify pages to print, and change the margins. During a client-side print operation, the report server renders the report as an Enhanced Metafile (EMF) image and uses the print capabilities of the operating system to create the print job and send it to a printer. For more information on the RSClientPrint ActiveX control, see Using the RSClientPrint Control in Custom Applications.

I have SQL Server Reporting Services installed and I have Microsoft Windows 2000 clients. What actions should I take? 
First, you should apply the security update to your SQL Server Reporting Services servers. Once that installation is complete, you should have your Microsoft Windows 2000 clients connect to the SQL Server Reporting Services server: this will automatically update the ActiveX control on the Microsoft Windows 2000 systems.

I have SQL Server Reporting Services installed and I have Windows clients for versions other than Microsoft Windows 2000. What actions should I take? 
You should apply the security update available for the version of Microsoft Windows appropriate to the Windows client systems. Customers who do not have Microsoft Windows 2000 clients do not need to apply the update to their SQL Server Reporting Services servers. Microsoft recommends these customers install the update to the affected installations of SQL Server at the earliest convenience if the potential exists that their SQL Server Reporting Services servers will support Microsoft Windows 2000 clients.

As a defense-in-depth measure, a future Update Rollup for ActiveX Kill Bits will include a kill bit to prevent the RSClientPrint ActiveX control from running in Internet Explorer. Customers who apply this future kill bit update and have not updated their affected installations of SQL Server at this time will not be able to initiate print jobs until their SQL Servers are updated with this security update.

Is there a preferred order for updating my operating systems and installations of SQL Server? 
The vulnerability addressed in this security update affects Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 operating systems with the RSClientPrint ActiveX control, as well as the affected SQL Server software.

For affected installations of SQL Server software that have not applied the security update:

  • Customers with affected installations of SQL Server software installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 operating systems with the RSClientPrint ActiveX control installed should apply the security update for maximum security.
  • Customers with Microsoft Windows 2000 operating systems with the RSClientPrint ActiveX control installed must manually apply the provided kill bit workaround for the RSClientPrint ActiveX control for maximum security. Customers will not be able to initiate print jobs from these systems until their affected installations of SQL Server are updated with the security update.
  • Customers who are running Windows XP onwards and have installed the operating system update do not need to take any further action, as the RSClientPrint ActiveX control will use the operating system version of gdiplus.dll.

For affected installations of SQL Server software that have applied the security update:

  • Customers with Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 operating systems with the RSClientPrint ActiveX control installed will be offered the updated ActiveX control when they next attempt to initiate a print job.
  • Customers who are running Windows XP onwards and have installed the operating system update do not need to take any further action, as the RSClientPrint ActiveX control will use the operating system version of gdiplus.dll. However, these clients will also be offered the updated ActiveX control when they next attempt to initiate a print job.

I am a third-party application developer and I use gdiplus.dll in my application. Is my application vulnerable and how do I update it? 
Developers who redistribute gdiplus.dll should ensure that they update the version of gdiplus.dll installed with their application by downloading the update provided in this bulletin. Developers are encouraged to follow recommended best practices for using a shared component. For more information on best practices on shared component use, please see the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 835322 on Isolated Applications.

I am developing software which contains the redistributable file gdiplus.dll. What do I do? 
You should install the security update included in this security bulletin for your development software. If you have redistributed gdiplus.dll with your application, you should issue an updated version of your application to your customers with the updated version of this file included in the download of this security update for your development software.

If third-party applications use or install the affected gdiplus.dll component, could I still be vulnerable even after I have installed all required Microsoft security updates? 
No, this security update replaces and re-registers the affected component provided with the operating system. If third party applications follow the recommended best practices for using a shared component as a side-by-side assembly then they are also not affected. Customers are potentially at risk if third party applications do not follow the recommended best practices and instead redistribute an old version of gdiplus.dll with their application. Customers who wish to manually check for the registered affected files can compare applications installed on their systems against those listed in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 957488. Customers are encouraged to contact their third party solutions developer for additional information.

Why does this update address several reported security vulnerabilities? 
This update contains support for several vulnerabilities because the modifications that are required to address these issues are located in related files. Instead of having to install several updates that are almost the same, customers need to install this update only.

Does this update contain any security-related changes to functionality? 
After installing this security update, customers can selectively disable GDI+ image parsers for certain file formats. As a defense-in-depth measure, customers can reduce their attack surface by editing the registry to disable the BMP, EMF, GIF, ICO, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and WMF formats. The instructions for disabling the BMP, GIF, ICO, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF formats can be found in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 958911. The instructions for disabling the EMF and WMF formats can be found in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 941835.

What is GDI+? 
GDI+ is a graphics device interface that provides two-dimensional vector graphics, imaging, and typography to applications and programmers.

What is VML? 
Vector Markup Language (VML) is an XML-based exchange, editing, and delivery format for high-quality vector graphics on the Web that meets the needs of both productivity users and graphic design professionals. XML is a simple, flexible, and open text-based language that complements HTML. For more information on the VML, see the product documentation.

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

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

Customers who require custom support for older releases 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 Microsoft Worldwide Information, 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

The following severity ratings assume the potential maximum impact of the vulnerability. For information regarding the likelihood, within 30 days of this security bulletin's release, of the exploitability of the vulnerability in relation to its severity rating and security impact, please see the Exploitability Index in the October bulletin summary. For more information, see Microsoft Exploitability Index.

Vulnerability Severity Rating and Maximum Security Impact by Affected Software
Affected SoftwareGDI+ WMF Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2500GDI+ PNG Heap Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2501GDI+ TIFF Buffer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2502GDI+ TIFF Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2503GDI+ .NET API Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2504GDI+ PNG Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-3126Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2528Office BMP Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2518Aggregate Severity Rating
Windows 2000 and Components
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Critical
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1] Important
Remote Code Execution
None[1]Not applicableNot applicable Important
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1] Important
Remote Code Execution
None[1]Not applicableNot applicable Important
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1] Important
Remote Code Execution
None[1]Not applicableNot applicable Important
Windows XP and Components
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Critical
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Windows Server 2003 and Components
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Windows Vista and Components
Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Windows Server 2008 and Components
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems*Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems*Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based SystemsNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable Critical
Microsoft Office Suites
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Important
2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Important
2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 2 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Important
Other Office Software
Microsoft Office Project 2002 Service Pack 1 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Important
Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Important
Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Important
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer Service Pack 2, Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 1, and Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Important
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Important
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Important
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Important
Microsoft Works 8.5 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Important
SQL Server
SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Critical
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Critical
SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Critical
SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Critical
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Critical
SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 3 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Critical
SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Critical
Developer Tools
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]Not applicableNot applicable None [1]
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]Not applicableNot applicable None [1]
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]Not applicableNot applicable None [1]
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]Not applicableNot applicable None [1]
Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Critical
Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Critical
Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package Service Pack 1 Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Critical
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Critical
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 Service Pack 1 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]Not applicableNot applicable None [1]
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]Not applicableNot applicable None [1]
Microsoft Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]None[1]Not applicableNot applicable None [1]
Security Software
Microsoft Forefront Client Security 1.0 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Important
Remote Code Execution
Not applicableNot applicable Important

*Server Core installation not affected. The vulnerabilities addressed by this update do not affect supported editions of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 as indicated, when installed using the Server Core installation option. For more information on this installation option, see the MSDN articles, Server Core and Server Core for Windows Server 2008 R2. Note that the Server Core installation option does not apply to certain editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2; see Compare Server Core Installation Options.

[1]Severity ratings do not apply to this update because Microsoft has not identified any attack vectors relating to the vulnerabilities discussed in this bulletin specific to these software. However, this security update is being offered to developers who use this software so that they may issue their own updated version of their applications. See the entry in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update section, below.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that GDI+ allocates buffer size when handling WMF image files. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted WMF image file or browses to a Web site that contains specially crafted content. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an 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-2009-2500.

Mitigating Factors for GDI+ WMF Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2500

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:

  • 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.
  • 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, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements 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 Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker’s Web site.
  • By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 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 you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. See the FAQ subsection of this vulnerability section for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.
  • The vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker who convinced a user to open a specially crafted file. There is no way for an attacker to force a user to open a specially crafted file.

Workarounds for GDI+ WMF Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2500

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:

  • Disable metafile processing

    1. Click Start, click Run, type Regedit, and then click OK.

    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\GRE_Initialize

    3. On the Edit menu, select New, and then click DWORD.

    4. Type DisableMetaFiles, and then press ENTER.

    5. On the Edit menu, click Modify to modify the DisableMetaFiles registry entry.

    6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

    7. Exit Registry Editor.

    8. Reboot the computer.

    Impact of workaround. Metafile processing will stop working.

    How to undo the workaround.

    1. Click Start, click Run, type Regedit, and then click OK.

    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\GRE_Initialize

    3. On the Edit menu, click Modify on the DisableMetaFiles registry entry.

    4. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

    5. Exit Registry Editor.

    6. Reboot the computer.

  • Disable metafile processing through GPO

    1. Save the following to a file with a .REG extension (e.g. Disable_MetaFiles.reg):

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\GRE_Initialize]

    "DisableMetaFiles"=dword:00000001

    2. Run the above registry script on the target machine with the following command from an administrator command prompt:

    Regedit.exe /s Disable_MetaFiles.reg

    3. Reboot the computer.

    Impact of workaround. Metafile processing will stop working.

  • Restrict access to gdiplus.dll

    1. Run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt

    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\winsxs\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles^(86^)%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /P everyone:N

    2. Restart.

    Impact of workaround. Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (on editions prior to Windows Vista) and other applications that rely on GDI+ will not be able to view images. Also, thumbnails in Windows Explorer (on versions prior to Vista) will not display.

    How to undo the workaround.

    1. Run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt

    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\winsxs\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles^(86^)%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\ Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\ Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /R everyone

    2. Restart.

  • Unregister vgx.dll

    1. Click Start, click Run, type "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" -u "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll", and then click OK.

    2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the un-registration process has succeeded. Click OK to close the dialog box.

    Impact of workaround. Applications that render VML will no longer do so once vgx.dll has been unregistered.

    How to undo the workaround.

    1. Click Start, click Run, type "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll", and then click OK.

    2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the registration process has succeeded. Click OK to close the dialog box.

  • Prevent RSClientPrint from running in Internet Explorer

    You can disable attempts to instantiate RSClientPrint in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the control in the registry.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

    For detailed steps that you can use to prevent a control from running in Internet Explorer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 240797. Follow these steps in this article to create a Compatibility Flags value in the registry to prevent RSClientPrint from being instantiated in Internet Explorer.

    Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

    Impact of workaround. There is no impact as long as the object is not intended to be used in Internet Explorer.

    How to undo the workaround.

    Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=-

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=-

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

  • Read e-mails in plain text

    To help protect yourself from the e-mail attack vector, read e-mail messages in plain text format.

    Microsoft Office Outlook 2002 users who have applied Office XP Service Pack 1 or a later version and Microsoft Office Outlook Express 6 users who have applied Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 or a later version can enable this setting and view e-mail messages that are not digitally signed or e-mail messages that are not encrypted in plain text only.

    Digitally signed e-mail messages or encrypted e-mail messages are not affected by the setting and may be read in their original formats. For more information about how to enable this setting in Outlook 2002, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 307594.

    For information about this setting in Outlook Express 6, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 291387.

    Impact of workaround. E-mail messages that are viewed in plain text format will not contain pictures, specialized fonts, animations, or other rich content. Additionally:

    • The changes are applied to the preview pane and to open messages.
    • Pictures become attachments so that they are not lost.
    • Because the message is still in Rich Text or HTML format in the store, the object model (custom code solutions) may behave unexpectedly.

FAQ for GDI+ WMF Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2500

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. 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.

What causes the vulnerability? 
The vulnerability results from GDI+ improperly validating and restricting buffer lengths passed to the heap.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as 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 compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. 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.

In an e-mail attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending Outlook users a specially crafted e-mail, or by sending a specially-crafted Office Document to the user and by convincing the user to open the file or read the message.

Attackers could also exploit this vulnerability by hosting a malicious image on a network share and then convincing a user to browse to the folder in Windows Explorer.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability requires that a user is logged on and reading e-mail messages, visiting Web sites, or opening files from a network share for any malicious action to occur. Therefore, any systems where e-mail messages are read, where Internet Explorer is used frequently, or where users have network share access, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability. Systems that are not typically used to visit Web sites, such as most server systems, are at a reduced risk.

What does the update do? 
The update addresses the vulnerability by introducing proper data validations within GDI+ when rendering WMF images.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure.

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.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that GDI+ allocates memory. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted PNG image file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an 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-2009-2501.

Mitigating Factors for GDI+ PNG Heap Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2501

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:

  • 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.
  • 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, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements 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 Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker’s Web site.
  • By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 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 you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. See the FAQ subsection of this vulnerability section for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.

Workarounds for GDI+ PNG Heap Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2501

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:

  • Restrict access to gdiplus.dll

    1. Run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt

    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\winsxs\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles^(86^)%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /P everyone:N

    2. Restart.

    Impact of workaround. Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (on editions prior to Windows Vista) and other applications that rely on GDI+ will not be able to view images. Also, thumbnails in Windows Explorer (on versions prior to Vista) will not display.

    How to undo the workaround.

    1. Run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt

    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\winsxs\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles^(86^)%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\ Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\ Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /R everyone

    2. Restart.

  • Unregister vgx.dll

    1. Click Start, click Run, type "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" -u "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll", and then click OK.

    2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the un-registration process has succeeded. Click OK to close the dialog box.

    Impact of workaround. Applications that render VML will no longer do so once vgx.dll has been unregistered.

    How to undo the workaround.

    1. Click Start, click Run, type "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll", and then click OK.

    2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the registration process has succeeded. Click OK to close the dialog box.

  • Prevent RSClientPrint from running in Internet Explorer

    You can disable attempts to instantiate RSClientPrint in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the control in the registry.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

    For detailed steps that you can use to prevent a control from running in Internet Explorer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 240797. Follow these steps in this article to create a Compatibility Flags value in the registry to prevent RSClientPrint from being instantiated in Internet Explorer.

    Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

    Impact of workaround. There is no impact as long as the object is not intended to be used in Internet Explorer.

    How to undo the workaround.

    Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=-

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=-

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

  • Read e-mails in plain text

    To help protect yourself from the e-mail attack vector, read e-mail messages in plain text format.

    Microsoft Office Outlook 2002 users who have applied Office XP Service Pack 1 or a later version and Microsoft Office Outlook Express 6 users who have applied Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 or a later version can enable this setting and view e-mail messages that are not digitally signed or e-mail messages that are not encrypted in plain text only.

    Digitally signed e-mail messages or encrypted e-mail messages are not affected by the setting and may be read in their original formats. For more information about how to enable this setting in Outlook 2002, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 307594.

    For information about this setting in Outlook Express 6, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 291387.

    Impact of workaround. E-mail messages that are viewed in plain text format will not contain pictures, specialized fonts, animations, or other rich content. Additionally:

    • The changes are applied to the preview pane and to open messages.
    • Pictures become attachments so that they are not lost.
    • Because the message is still in Rich Text or HTML format in the store, the object model (custom code solutions) may behave unexpectedly.

FAQ for GDI+ PNG Heap Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2501

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. 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.

What causes the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability is caused by an unchecked buffer in the PNG processing by GDI+.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as 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 compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. 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.

In an e-mail attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending Outlook users a specially crafted e-mail, or by sending a specially-crafted Office Document to the user and by convincing the user to open the file or read the message. .

Attackers could also exploit this vulnerability by hosting a malicious image on a network share and then convincing a user to browse to the folder in Windows Explorer.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability requires that a user is logged on and reading e-mail messages, visiting Web sites, or opening files from a network share for any malicious action to occur. Therefore, any systems where e-mail messages are read, where Internet Explorer is used frequently, or where users have network share access, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability. Systems that are not typically used to visit Web sites, such as most server systems, are at a reduced risk.

What does the update do? 
The update removes the vulnerability by modifying the way that GDI+ manages a heap buffer when reading a PNG file.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure.

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.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that GDI+ allocates memory. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted TIFF file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an 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-2009-2502.

Mitigating Factors for GDI+ TIFF Buffer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2502

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:

  • 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.
  • 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, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements 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 Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker’s Web site.
  • By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 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 you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. See the FAQ subsection of this vulnerability section for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.

Workarounds for GDI+ TIFF Buffer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2502

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:

  • Restrict access to gdiplus.dll

    1. Run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt

    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\winsxs\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles^(86^)%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /P everyone:N

    2. Restart.

    Impact of workaround. Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (on editions prior to Windows Vista) and other applications that rely on GDI+ will not be able to view images. Also, thumbnails in Windows Explorer (on versions prior to Vista) will not display.

    How to undo the workaround.

    1. Run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt

    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\winsxs\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles^(86^)%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\ Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\ Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /R everyone

    2. Restart.

  • Unregister vgx.dll

    1. Click Start, click Run, type "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" -u "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll", and then click OK.

    2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the un-registration process has succeeded. Click OK to close the dialog box.

    Impact of workaround. Applications that render VML will no longer do so once vgx.dll has been unregistered.

    How to undo the workaround.

    1. Click Start, click Run, type "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll", and then click OK.

    2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the registration process has succeeded. Click OK to close the dialog box.

  • Prevent RSClientPrint from running in Internet Explorer

    You can disable attempts to instantiate RSClientPrint in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the control in the registry.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

    For detailed steps that you can use to prevent a control from running in Internet Explorer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 240797. Follow these steps in this article to create a Compatibility Flags value in the registry to prevent RSClientPrint from being instantiated in Internet Explorer.

    Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

    Impact of workaround. There is no impact as long as the object is not intended to be used in Internet Explorer.

    How to undo the workaround.

    Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=-

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=-

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

  • Read e-mails in plain text

    To help protect yourself from the e-mail attack vector, read e-mail messages in plain text format.

    Microsoft Office Outlook 2002 users who have applied Office XP Service Pack 1 or a later version and Microsoft Office Outlook Express 6 users who have applied Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 or a later version can enable this setting and view e-mail messages that are not digitally signed or e-mail messages that are not encrypted in plain text only.

    Digitally signed e-mail messages or encrypted e-mail messages are not affected by the setting and may be read in their original formats. For more information about how to enable this setting in Outlook 2002, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 307594.

    For information about this setting in Outlook Express 6, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 291387.

    Impact of workaround. E-mail messages that are viewed in plain text format will not contain pictures, specialized fonts, animations, or other rich content. Additionally:

    • The changes are applied to the preview pane and to open messages.
    • Pictures become attachments so that they are not lost.
    • Because the message is still in Rich Text or HTML format in the store, the object model (custom code solutions) may behave unexpectedly.

FAQ for GDI+ TIFF Buffer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2502

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. 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.

What causes the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability is caused by an unchecked buffer in the TIFF processing by GDI+.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as 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 compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. 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.

In an e-mail attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending Outlook users a specially crafted e-mail, or by sending a specially-crafted Office Document to the user and by convincing the user to open the file or read the message.

Attackers could also exploit this vulnerability by hosting a malicious image on a network share and then convincing a user to browse to the folder in Windows Explorer.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability requires that a user is logged on and reading e-mail messages, visiting Web sites, or opening files from a network share for any malicious action to occur. Therefore, any systems where e-mail messages are read, where Internet Explorer is used frequently, or where users have network share access, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability. Systems that are not typically used to visit Web sites, such as most server systems, are at a reduced risk.

What does the update do? 
The update removes the vulnerability by modifying the way that GDI+ allocates a buffer used when reading TIFF files.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure.

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.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that GDI+ allocates memory. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted TIFF file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an 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-2009-2503.

Mitigating Factors for GDI+ TIFF Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2503

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:

  • 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.
  • 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, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements 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 Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker’s Web site.
  • By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 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 you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. See the FAQ subsection of this vulnerability section for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.

Workarounds for GDI+ TIFF Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2503

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:

  • Restrict access to gdiplus.dll

    1. Run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt

    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\winsxs\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles^(86^)%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /P everyone:N

    2. Restart.

    Impact of workaround. Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (on editions prior to Windows Vista) and other applications that rely on GDI+ will not be able to view images. Also, thumbnails in Windows Explorer (on versions prior to Vista) will not display.

    How to undo the workaround.

    1. Run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt

    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\winsxs\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles^(86^)%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\ Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\ Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /R everyone

    2. Restart.

  • Unregister vgx.dll

    1. Click Start, click Run, type "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" -u "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll", and then click OK.

    2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the un-registration process has succeeded. Click OK to close the dialog box.

    Impact of workaround. Applications that render VML will no longer do so once vgx.dll has been unregistered.

    How to undo the workaround.

    1. Click Start, click Run, type "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll", and then click OK.

    2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the registration process has succeeded. Click OK to close the dialog box.

  • Prevent RSClientPrint from running in Internet Explorer

    You can disable attempts to instantiate RSClientPrint in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the control in the registry.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

    For detailed steps that you can use to prevent a control from running in Internet Explorer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 240797. Follow these steps in this article to create a Compatibility Flags value in the registry to prevent RSClientPrint from being instantiated in Internet Explorer.

    Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

    Impact of workaround. There is no impact as long as the object is not intended to be used in Internet Explorer.

    How to undo the workaround.

    Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=-

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=-

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

  • Read e-mails in plain text

    To help protect yourself from the e-mail attack vector, read e-mail messages in plain text format.

    Microsoft Office Outlook 2002 users who have applied Office XP Service Pack 1 or a later version and Microsoft Office Outlook Express 6 users who have applied Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 or a later version can enable this setting and view e-mail messages that are not digitally signed or e-mail messages that are not encrypted in plain text only.

    Digitally signed e-mail messages or encrypted e-mail messages are not affected by the setting and may be read in their original formats. For more information about how to enable this setting in Outlook 2002, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 307594.

    For information about this setting in Outlook Express 6, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 291387.

    Impact of workaround. E-mail messages that are viewed in plain text format will not contain pictures, specialized fonts, animations, or other rich content. Additionally:

    • The changes are applied to the preview pane and to open messages.
    • Pictures become attachments so that they are not lost.
    • Because the message is still in Rich Text or HTML format in the store, the object model (custom code solutions) may behave unexpectedly.

FAQ for GDI+ TIFF Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2503

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. 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.

What causes the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability is caused by an unchecked buffer in the TIFF processing by GDI+.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as 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 compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. 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.

In an e-mail attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending Outlook users a specially crafted e-mail, or by sending a specially-crafted Office Document to the user and by convincing the user to open the file or read the message.

Attackers could also exploit this vulnerability by hosting a malicious image on a network share and then convincing a user to browse to the folder in Windows Explorer.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability requires that a user is logged on and reading e-mail messages, visiting Web sites, or opening files from a network share for any malicious action to occur. Therefore, any systems where e-mail messages are read, where Internet Explorer is used frequently, or where users have network share access, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability. Systems that are not typically used to visit Web sites, such as most server systems, are at a reduced risk.

What does the update do? 
The update removes the vulnerability by modifying the way that GDI+ allocates a buffer used when reading TIFF files.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure.

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.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in GDI+ that can allow a malicious Microsoft .NET application to gain unmanaged code execution privileges. Microsoft .NET applications that are not malicious are not at risk for being compromised because of this vulnerability.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2009-2504.

Mitigating Factors for GDI+ .NET API Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2504

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:

  • It is very unlikely that an attacker could realistically influence a non-malicious .NET application to make the API calls to the vulnerable functions in the right way to trigger the vulnerability.
  • An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user or ASP.NET account. 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.
  • 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, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements 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 Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker’s Web site.
  • By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 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 you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. See the FAQ subsection of this vulnerability section for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.
  • The vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker who convinced a user to open a specially crafted file. There is no way for an attacker to force a user to open a specially crafted file.
  • The vulnerability could not be exploited automatically through e-mail. For an attack to be successful a user must open an attachment this is sent in an e-mail message.

Workarounds for GDI+ .NET API Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2504

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:

  • Restrict access to gdiplus.dll

    1. Run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt

    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\winsxs\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles^(86^)%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /P everyone:N

    2. Restart.

    Impact of workaround. Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (on editions prior to Windows Vista) and other applications that rely on GDI+ will not be able to view images. Also, thumbnails in Windows Explorer (on versions prior to Vista) will not display.

    How to undo the workaround.

    1. Run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt

    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\winsxs\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles^(86^)%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\ Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\ Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /R everyone

    2. Restart.

  • Disable XAML Browser Applications in Internet Explorer

    You can help protect against this vulnerability by changing your settings to prompt before running XAML Browser Applications or to disable XAML Browser Applications altogether in the Internet and Local intranet security zone. To do this, perform the following 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 .NET Framework section, under XAML browser applications, click Prompt or Disable, and then click OK.

    5. Click Local intranet, and then click Custom Level.

    6. Under Settings, in the .NET Framework section, under XAML browser applications, click Prompt or Disable, and then click OK.

    7. If you are prompted to confirm that you want to change these settings, click Yes.

    8. Click OK to return to Internet Explorer.

    Impact of workaround. XBAP applications will not run or will not run without a prompt.

    Note Disabling XAML Browser Applications 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.

    How to undo the workaround.

    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 .NET Framework section, under XAML browser applications, click Enable, and then click OK.

    5. Click Local intranet, and then click Custom Level.

    6. Under Settings, in the .NET Framework section, under XAML browser applications, click Enable, and then click OK.

    7. If you are prompted to confirm that you want to change these settings, click Yes.

    8. Click OK to return to Internet Explorer.

  • Disable partially trusted .NET applications

    By preventing all .NET applications without full trust from running, this vulnerability is effectively shielded as .NET applications with full trust can already make any change to the system. To disable all .NET applications running at partial trust, run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt:

    caspol -pp off
    caspol -m -resetlockdown
    caspol -pp on

    Impact of workaround. Some .NET applications will not run.

    How to undo the workaround.

    To reset the .NET security policies to defaults, run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt:

    caspol -pp off
    caspol -m -reset
    caspol -pp on

  • Prevent RSClientPrint from running in Internet Explorer

    You can disable attempts to instantiate RSClientPrint in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the control in the registry.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

    For detailed steps that you can use to prevent a control from running in Internet Explorer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 240797. Follow these steps in this article to create a Compatibility Flags value in the registry to prevent RSClientPrint from being instantiated in Internet Explorer.

    Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

    Impact of workaround. There is no impact as long as the object is not intended to be used in Internet Explorer.

    How to undo the workaround.

    Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=-

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=-

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

FAQ for GDI+ .NET API Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2504

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute code either in the context of the currently logged on user, or in the context of the service account associated with an application pool identity.

What causes the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability is a result of an integer overflow in certain GDI+ APIs that are accessible from .NET Framework applications.

What is CAS? 
Code Access Security (CAS) is a mechanism that helps limit the access that code has to protected resources and operations. For more information about CAS, see MSDN article, Introduction to Code Access Security.

What is an XBAP? 
An XAML browser application (XBAP) combines features of both Web applications and rich-client applications. Like Web applications, XBAPs can be published to a Web server and launched from Internet Explorer. Like rich-client applications, XBAPs can take advantage of the capabilities of WPF. For more information about XBAPs, see MSDN article, Windows Presentation Foundation XAML Browser Applications Overview.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as 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.

In the Web hosting scenario, an attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could obtain the same permissions as the service account associated with the application pool identity of the application pool that a Microsoft .NET application is running under. Depending on Application Pool Isolation configuration and permissions granted to the service account, an attacker might be able to take control over other application pools on the Web server or be able to take complete control of the affected system. For more information about application pool identities and configuration, see TechNet article, Configure Application Pool Identity.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability? 
There are three scenarios possible for exploitation of this vulnerability: a Web browsing scenario, a Web hosting scenario, and a Microsoft .NET Framework application scenario. These scenarios are described below:

  • Web browsing scenario
    An attacker could host a specially crafted Web site that contains a specially crafted XBAP (XAML Browser Application) that could exploit this vulnerability and then convince a user to view the Web site. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. 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 message 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.
  • Web hosting scenario
    If a web hosting environment allows users to upload custom ASP.NET applications, an attacker user could upload a malicious ASP.NET application that uses this vulnerability to break out of the CAS sandbox used by the hosting company to prevent ASP.NET code from performing harmful actions on the server system.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework application scenario
    An attacker could place a malicious Microsoft .NET Framework application on a network share and lure users on that network to execute this application.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? 
There are two types of systems at risk from this vulnerability, described below: systems that are using the Web browsing scenario, and systems that are using the Web hosting scenario.

  • Web browsing scenario
    Successful exploitation of this vulnerability requires that a user is logged on and is visiting Web sites using a Web browser capable of instantiating XBAPs. Therefore, any systems where a Web browser is used frequently, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability. Servers could be at more risk if administrators allow users to browse and read e-mail on servers. However, best practices strongly discourage allowing this.
  • Web hosting scenario
    Web hosting sites that allow users to upload custom ASP.NET applications are at increased risk.

What does the update do? 
This update modifies the way that GDI+ manages buffers when certain .NET API calls are made.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure.

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.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that GDI+ allocates memory. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted PNG image file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an 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-2009-3126.

Mitigating Factors for GDI+ PNG Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-3126

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:

  • 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.
  • 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, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements 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 Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker’s Web site.
  • By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 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 you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. See the FAQ subsection of this vulnerability section for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.
  • The vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker who convinced a user to open a specially crafted file. There is no way for an attacker to force a user to open a specially crafted file.
  • The vulnerability could not be exploited automatically through e-mail. For an attack to be successful a user must open an attachment this is sent in an e-mail message.

Workarounds for GDI+ PNG Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-3126

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:

  • Restrict access to gdiplus.dll

    1. Run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt

    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\winsxs\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls %G /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /P everyone:N
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles^(86^)%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /P everyone:N
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /P everyone:N

    2. Restart.

    Impact of workaround. Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (on editions prior to Windows Vista) and other applications that rely on GDI+ will not be able to view images. Also, thumbnails in Windows Explorer (on versions prior to Vista) will not display.

    How to undo the workaround.

    1. Run the following commands from an elevated administrator command prompt

    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s %windir%\winsxs\gdiplus.dll') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%windir%\Downloaded Program Files\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls %G /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /R everyone
    for /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('dir /b /s ^"%programfiles^(86^)%\microsoft office\gdiplus.dll^"') DO cacls "%G" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VFP\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Digital Image 2006\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Common Files\Microsoft shared\Works Shared\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Works\gdiplus.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles%\ Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /R everyone
    cacls "%programfiles(x86)%\ Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll" /E /R everyone

    2. Restart.

  • Unregister vgx.dll

    1. Click Start, click Run, type "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" -u "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll", and then click OK.

    2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the un-registration process has succeeded. Click OK to close the dialog box.

    Impact of workaround. Applications that render VML will no longer do so once vgx.dll has been unregistered.

    How to undo the workaround.

    1. Click Start, click Run, type "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" "%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\VGX\vgx.dll", and then click OK.

    2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the registration process has succeeded. Click OK to close the dialog box.

  • Prevent RSClientPrint from running in Internet Explorer

    You can disable attempts to instantiate RSClientPrint in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the control in the registry.

    Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

    For detailed steps that you can use to prevent a control from running in Internet Explorer, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 240797. Follow these steps in this article to create a Compatibility Flags value in the registry to prevent RSClientPrint from being instantiated in Internet Explorer.

    Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

    Impact of workaround. There is no impact as long as the object is not intended to be used in Internet Explorer.

    How to undo the workaround.

    Paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=-

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{41861299-EAB2-4DCC-986C-802AE12AC499}]

    "Compatibility Flags"=-

    You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Note You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect.

FAQ for GDI+ PNG Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-3126

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. 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.

What causes the vulnerability? 
This vulnerability is caused by incorrect calculation of the memory required for parsing a PNG processed by GDI+.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as 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 compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. 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 reading e-mail messages, visiting Web sites, or opening files from a network share for any malicious action to occur. Therefore, any systems where e-mail messages are read, where Internet Explorer is used frequently, or where users have network share access, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability. Systems that are not typically used to visit Web sites, such as most server systems, are at a reduced risk.

What does the update do? 
The update removes the vulnerability by modifying the way that GDI+ calculates the required size of a buffer while parsing a PNG image.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure.

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.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file that includes a malformed object. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2009-2528.

Mitigating Factors for Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2528

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:

  • 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.
  • 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, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements 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 Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker’s Web site.
  • The vulnerability could not be exploited automatically through e-mail. For an attack to be successful a user must open an attachment this is sent in an e-mail message.

Workarounds for Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2528

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:

  • Do not open Office files that you receive from untrusted sources or that you receive unexpectedly from trusted sources. This vulnerability could be exploited when a user opens a specially crafted file.

FAQ for Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2528

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system remotely. An attacker could then install programs or view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

What causes the vulnerability? 
The vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Office parses Office Art Property Tables when opening a specially crafted Office document.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code as 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? 
This vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted Office document with an affected version of Microsoft Office.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? 
Systems where Microsoft Office is used, including workstations and terminal servers, are primarily at risk. Servers could be at more risk if administrators allow users to log on to servers and to run programs. However, best practices strongly discourage allowing this.

What does the update do? 
This update removes the vulnerability by changing the way that Microsoft Office opens specially crafted Office Documents.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure.

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.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Office handles specially crafted Office Documents containing BMP images. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an Outlook user opens a specially crafted e-mail or opens an Office Document with a malformed Bitmap 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.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2009-2518.

Mitigating Factors for Office BMP Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2518

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:

  • 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.
  • 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, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements 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 Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker’s Web site.

Workarounds for Office BMP Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2518

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:

  • Do not open Office files that you receive from untrusted sources or that you receive unexpectedly from trusted sources

    This vulnerability could be exploited when a user opens a specially crafted file.

  • Read e-mails in plain text

    To help protect yourself from the e-mail attack vector, read e-mail messages in plain text format.

    Microsoft Office Outlook 2002 users who have applied Office XP Service Pack 1 or a later version and Microsoft Office Outlook Express 6 users who have applied Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 or a later version can enable this setting and view e-mail messages that are not digitally signed or e-mail messages that are not encrypted in plain text only.

    Digitally signed e-mail messages or encrypted e-mail messages are not affected by the setting and may be read in their original formats. For more information about how to enable this setting in Outlook 2002, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 307594.

    For information about this setting in Outlook Express 6, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 291387.

    Impact of workaround. E-mail messages that are viewed in plain text format will not contain pictures, specialized fonts, animations, or other rich content. Additionally:

    • The changes are applied to the preview pane and to open messages.
    • Pictures become attachments so that they are not lost.
    • Because the message is still in Rich Text or HTML format in the store, the object model (custom code solutions) may behave unexpectedly.

FAQ for Office BMP Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2518

What is the scope of the vulnerability? 
This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

What causes the vulnerability? 
When a user opens a specially crafted Office file containing a specially crafted BMP, it may corrupt system memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do? 
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code as 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? 
In an e-mail attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by sending Outlook users a specially crafted e-mail, or by sending a specially-crafted Office Document to the user and by convincing the user to open the file or read the message.

In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker would have to host a Web site that contains an Office Document that is used to attempt to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit a specially crafted Web site. Instead, an attacker would have to convince them to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link that takes them to the attacker's site.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability? 
Systems where the affected software is used, including workstations and terminal servers, are primarily at risk. Servers could be at more risk if administrators allow users to log on to servers and to run programs. However, best practices strongly discourage allowing this.

What does the update do? 
The update removes the vulnerability by modifying the way that Microsoft Office opens specially crafted files.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed? 
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure.

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 and Windows Update. Security updates are also available from the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update."

Finally, security updates can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The Microsoft Update Catalog provides a searchable catalog of content made available through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including security updates, drivers and service packs. By searching using the security bulletin number (such as, "MS07-036"), you can add all of the applicable updates to your basket (including different languages for an update), and download to the folder of your choosing. For more information about the Microsoft Update Catalog, see the Microsoft Update Catalog FAQ.

Note Microsoft discontinued support for Office Update and the Office Update Inventory Tool as of August 1, 2009. To continue getting the latest updates for Microsoft Office products, use Microsoft Update. For more information, see About Microsoft Office Update: Frequently Asked Questions.

Detection and Deployment Guidance

Microsoft provides detection and deployment guidance for security updates. This guidance contains recommendations and information that can help IT professionals understand how to use various tools for detection and deployment of security updates. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 961747.

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.

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

Software MBSA 2.1
Windows Operating Systems and Components
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4Yes
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3Yes
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Yes
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Yes
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Yes
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsYes
Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1Yes
Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1Yes
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit SystemsYes
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based SystemsYes
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based SystemsYes
Microsoft Office Suites and Other Office Software
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3Yes
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3Yes
2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1Yes
2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 2Yes
Microsoft Office Project 2002 Service Pack 1Yes
Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2Yes
Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3Yes
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer Service Pack 2, Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 1, and Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2Yes
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2Yes
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2Yes
Works 8.5Yes
Microsoft SQL Server
SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2Yes
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2Yes
SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Yes
SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2Yes
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3Yes
SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 3Yes
SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3Yes
Developer Tools
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1No
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1Yes
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008Yes
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1Yes
Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable PackageYes
Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable PackageYes
Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package Service Pack 1Yes
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 Service Pack 1No
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2No
Microsoft Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+No
Security Software
Microsoft Forefront Client Security 1.0 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4Yes

For more information about MBSA 2.1, see MBSA 2.1 Frequently Asked Questions.

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. 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 with SUITSMS 2003 with ITMUConfiguration Manager 2007
Windows Operating Systems and Components
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4YesYesYesYes
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3YesYesYesYes
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2NoNoYesYes
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2YesYesYesYes
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2NoNoYesYes
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsNoNoYesYes
Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1NoNoSee Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 belowYes
Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1NoNoSee Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 belowYes
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit SystemsNoNoSee Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 belowYes
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based SystemsNoNoSee Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 belowYes
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based SystemsNoNoSee Note for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 belowYes
Microsoft Office Suites and Other Office Software
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3NoNoYesYes
2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1NoNoYesYes
2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 2NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Office Project 2002 Service Pack 1NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer Service Pack 2, Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 1, and Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2NoNoYesYes
Works 8.5NoNoYesYes
Microsoft SQL Server
SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2NoNoYesYes
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2NoNoYesYes
SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 2NoNoYesYes
SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2NoNoYesYes
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3NoNoYesYes
SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 3NoNoYesYes
SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3NoNoYesYes
Developer Tools
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1NoNoNoNo
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable PackageNoNoYesYes
Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable PackageNoNoYesYes
Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package Service Pack 1NoNoYesYes
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 Service Pack 1YesYesNoNo
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2NoNoNoNo
Microsoft Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+NoNoNoNo
Security Software
Microsoft Forefront Client Security 1.0 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4NoNoYesYes

For SMS 2.0 and SMS 2003, the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT) can be used by SMS to detect security updates. See also Downloads for Systems Management Server 2.0.

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, see SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates. For more information about SMS scanning tools, see SMS 2003 Software Update Scanning Tools. See also Downloads for Systems Management Server 2003.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 uses WSUS 3.0 for detection of updates. For more information about Configuration Manager 2007 Software Update Management, visit System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

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.

For more detailed information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 910723: Summary list of monthly detection and deployment guidance articles.

Update Compatibility Evaluator and Application Compatibility Toolkit

Updates often write to the same files and registry settings required for your applications to run. This can trigger incompatibilities and increase the time it takes to deploy security updates. You can streamline testing and validating Windows updates against installed applications with the Update Compatibility Evaluator components included with Application Compatibility Toolkit.

The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Microsoft Windows Vista, a Windows Update, a Microsoft Security Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer in your environment.

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 Packs The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionIE6.0sp1-KB958869-Windows2000-x86-enu /quiet
Installing without restartingIE6.0sp1-KB958869-Windows2000-x86-enu /norestart
Update log fileKB958869-IE6SP1-20090818.120000.log
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart required?Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update.
HotPatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the %Windir%\$NtUninstallKB958869-IE6SP1-20090818.120000$\spuninst folder
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 958869
Registry Key Verification HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Internet Explorer 6\SP1\KB958869-IE6SP1-20090818.120000\Filelist

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 Microsoft hotfix.

If you have previously installed a hotfix to update one of these files, the installer copies the 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
/help Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended 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 computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed.
/forcerestart Restarts the computer 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 computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart.
Special Options
/overwriteoem Overwrites OEM files without prompting.
/nobackup Does not back up files needed for uninstall.
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down.
/log:path Allows the redirection of installation log files.
/extract[:path] Extracts files without starting the Setup program.
/ER Enables extended error reporting.
/verbose Enables 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
/help Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended 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 computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed.
/forcerestart Restarts the computer 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 computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart.
Special Options
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down.
/log:path Allows 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 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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionFor Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3:
WindowsXP-KB958869-x86-enu /quiet
For Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB958869-x64-enu /quiet
Installing without restartingFor Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3:
WindowsXP-KB958869-x86-enu /norestart
For Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB958869-x64-enu /norestart
Update log fileKB958869.log
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart required?Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update.
HotPatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB958869$\Spuninst folder
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 958869
Registry Key Verification For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP4\KB958869\Filelist
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows XP:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows Server 2003\SP3\KB958869\Filelist

Note For supported versions of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, this security update is the same as supported versions of the Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition security update.

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 Microsoft hotfix.

If you have previously installed a hotfix to update one of these files, the installer copies the 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
/help Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended 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 computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed.
/forcerestart Restarts the computer 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 computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart.
Special Options
/overwriteoem Overwrites OEM files without prompting.
/nobackup Does not back up files needed for uninstall.
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down.
/log:path Allows the redirection of installation log files.
/integrate:path Integrates 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.
/ER Enables extended error reporting.
/verbose Enables 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
/help Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended 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 computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestart Restarts the computer 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 computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart.
Special Options
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down.
/log:path Allows 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 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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionFor all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003:
WindowsServer2003-KB958869-x86-enu /quiet
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB958869-x64-enu /quiet
For all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
WindowsServer2003-KB958869-ia64-enu /quiet
Installing without restartingFor all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003:
WindowsServer2003-KB958869-x86-enu /norestart
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB958869-x64-enu /norestart
For all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
WindowsServer2003-KB958869-ia64-enu /norestart
Update log fileKB958869.log
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart required?Yes, 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 Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB958869$\Spuninst folder
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 958869
Registry Key Verification HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows Server 2003\SP3\KB958869\Filelist

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 the 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
/help Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended 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 computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed.
/forcerestart Restarts the computer 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 computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart.
Special Options
/overwriteoem Overwrites OEM files without prompting.
/nobackup Does not back up files needed for uninstall.
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down.
/log:path Allows the redirection of installation log files.
/integrate:path Integrates 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.
/ER Enables extended error reporting.
/verbose Enables 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
/help Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended 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 computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed.
/forcerestart Restarts the computer 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 computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart.
Special Options
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down.
/log:path Allows 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 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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionFor Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1:
Windows6.0-KB958869-x86 /quiet

For Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1:
Windows6.0-KB958869-x64 /quiet
Installing without restartingFor Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1:
Windows6.0-KB958869-x86 /quiet /norestart

For Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1:
Windows6.0-KB958869-x64 /quiet /norestart
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart required?Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update.
HotPatchingNot applicable.
Removal Information WUSA.exe does not support uninstall of updates. To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 958869
Registry Key Verification Note A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.

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 Microsoft hotfix.

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, /help Displays help on supported switches.
/quiet Suppresses the display of status or error messages.
/norestart When combined with /quiet, the system will not be restarted after installation even if a restart is required to complete installation.

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

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 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 enter an update file name in Start Search.
    2. When the file appears under Programs, right-click on the file name and click Properties.
    3. Under the General tab, compare the file size with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    4. You may also click on the Details tab and compare information, such as file version and date modified, with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    5. Finally, you may also click on the Previous Versions tab and compare file information for the previous version of the file with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file.

Windows Server 2008

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionFor Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems:
Windows6.0-KB958869-x86 /quiet

For Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems:
Windows6.0-KB958869-x64 /quiet

For Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems:
Windows6.0-KB958869-ia64 /quiet
Installing without restartingFor Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems:
Windows6.0-KB958869-x86 /quiet /norestart

For Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems:
Windows6.0-KB958869-x64 /quiet /norestart

For Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems:
Windows6.0-KB958869-ia64 /quiet /norestart
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart required?Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update.
HotPatchingNot applicable.
Removal Information WUSA.exe does not support uninstall of updates. To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 958869
Registry Key Verification Note A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.

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 Microsoft hotfix.

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, /help Displays help on supported switches.
/quiet Suppresses the display of status or error messages.
/norestart When combined with /quiet, the system will not be restarted after installation even if a restart is required to complete installation.

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

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 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 enter an update file name in Start Search.
    2. When the file appears under Programs, right-click on the file name and click Properties.
    3. Under the General tab, compare the file size with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    4. You may also click on the Details tab and compare information, such as file version and date modified, with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    5. Finally, you may also click on the Previous Versions tab and compare file information for the previous version of the file with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file.

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 2
Deployment
Installing without user interventionFor Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1:
NDP1.1sp1-KB971108-X86 /qn
Installing without restartingFor Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1:
NDP1.1sp1-KB971108-X86 /norestart
Update log fileKB971108.log
Further informationSee the subsection, Microsoft Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart requiredYou must restart your system after you apply this security update.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel
File Information For Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1:
See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 971108
Registry Key Verification For Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\.NETFramework\1.1\M971108
"Installed" = dword:1

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.

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
/help Displays usage dialog box.
Setup Modes
/q[n|b|r|f] Sets user interface level
n – no UI
b – basic UI
r – reduced UI
f – full UI (default)
Install Options
/extract [directory] Extract the package to the specified directory.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed.
/forcerestart Always restarts the computer after installation.
/promptrestart Prompts the user to restart if necessary.
Logging Options
/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x| + |!|*] <LogFile> Sets logging options
i – status messages
w – non-fatal warnings
e – all error messages
a – start up of actions
r – action-specific records
u – user request
c – initial UI parameters
m – out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o – out-of-disk-space messages
p – terminal properties
v – verbose output
x – extra debugging information
+ – append to existing log file
! – flush each line to the log
* – log all information, except for v and x options
/log <LogFile> Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>

Verifying Update Installation

  • 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

    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.

    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.

    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.

    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.

    Note Depending on the edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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 .NET Framework 2.0

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 3
Deployment
Installing without user interventionFor Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1:
NDP20SP1-KB971110-x86 /qn
For Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2:
NDP20SP2-KB971111-x86 /qn
Installing without restartingFor Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1:
NDP20SP1-KB971110-x86 /norestart
For Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2:
NDP20SP2-KB971111-x86 /norestart
Update log fileKB971110.log or KB971111.log
Further informationSee the subsection, Microsoft Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart requiredYou must restart your system after you apply this security update.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel
File Information For Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1:
See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 971110

For Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2:
See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 971111
Registry Key Verification For Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1\SP1\KB971110
"Installed" = dword:1
For Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0\KB971111
"Installed" = dword:1

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

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
/help Displays usage dialog box.
Setup Modes
/q[n|b|r|f] Sets user interface level
n – no UI
b – basic UI
r – reduced UI
f – full UI (default)
Install Options
/extract [directory] Extract the package to the specified directory.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed.
/forcerestart Always restarts the computer after installation.
/promptrestart Prompts the user to restart if necessary.
Logging Options
/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x| + |!|*] <LogFile> Sets logging options
i – status messages
w – non-fatal warnings
e – all error messages
a – start up of actions
r – action-specific records
u – user request
c – initial UI parameters
m – out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o – out-of-disk-space messages
p – terminal properties
v – verbose output
x – extra debugging information
+ – append to existing log file
! – flush each line to the log
* – log all information, except for v and x options
/log <LogFile> Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>

Removal Information
To remove this update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Verifying Update Installation

  • 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

    Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.

    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.

    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.

    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.

    Note Depending on the edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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.

Office XP (all editions) and Microsoft Office Project 2002

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 Packs There are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user interventionOfficeXP-KB974811-FullFile-enu /q:a
Installing without restartingOfficeXP-KB974811-FullFile-enu /r:n
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance. 

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office XP 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 Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 974811
Registry Key Verification Not applicable

Office Features

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
ACCESS, FP, OUTLOOK, PPT, ACCESSRT, PUBProductFiles
PIPC1, PROPLUS, PRO, SBE, STD, STDEDUProductFiles
EXCELEXCELNonBootFiles, ProductFiles

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 2.0 or later 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
/q Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/q:u Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:a Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
/t:path Specifies the target folder for extracting files.
/c Extracts the files without installing them. If /t:path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/c:path Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/r:n Never restarts the system after installation.
/r:I Prompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:a Always restarts the system after installation.
/r:s Restarts the system after installation without prompting the user.
/n:v No 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 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 security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the Microsoft Office XP 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.

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.

Office 2003 (all editions) and Office 2003 Viewers

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 Packs There are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user interventionOffice2003-KB972580-FullFile-enu /q:a
Installing without restartingOffice2003-KB972580-FullFile-enu /r:n
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance. 

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use 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 Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 972580
Registry Key Verification Not applicable

Office Features

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
VISVEA, PPT11, RMS, STD11, ACCESSRT, ACC11, BASIC11, FP11, ONOTE11, OUTLS11, OUTL11, OUTLSM11, PERS11, PRO11SB, PROI11, PRO11, PUB11, STDP11, WORD11, INF11, EXCEL11, PRJPROE, PRJPRO, PRJSTDE, PRJSTD, VISPRO, VISPROR, VISSTD, VISSTDRProductNonBootFiles
WORDVIEWWORDVIEWFiles
XLVIEWExcelViewer

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 2.0 or later 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
/q Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/q:u Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:a Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
/t:path Specifies the target folder for extracting files.
/c Extracts the files without installing them. If /t:path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/c:path Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/r:n Never restarts the system after installation.
/r:I Prompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:a Always restarts the system after installation.
/r:s Restarts the system after installation without prompting the user.
/n:v No 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.

Removing the Update

To remove this security update, use the 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.

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 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 enter an update file name in Start Search.
    2. When the file appears under Programs, right-click on the file name and click Properties.
    3. Under the General tab, compare the file size with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    4. You may also click on the Details tab and compare information, such as file version and date modified, with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    5. Finally, you may also click on the Previous Versions tab and compare file information for the previous version of the file with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file.

The 2007 Microsoft Office System (all editions), The 2007 Microsoft Office System Viewers, and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user interventionOffice2007-KB972581-FullFile-x86-glb /passive
Installing without restartingOffice2007-KB972581-FullFile-x86-glb /norestart
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 972581
Registry Key Verification Not applicable

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 3.1 or later be installed on the system.

To install the 3.1 or later 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.
/passive Specifies passive mode. Requires no user interaction; users see basic progress dialogs but cannot cancel.
/quiet Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/norestart Suppresses restarting the system if the update requires a restart.
/forcerestart Automatically restarts the system after applying the update, regardless of whether the update requires the restart.
/extract Extracts 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.

Removing the Update

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office 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.

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 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 enter an update file name in Start Search.
    2. When the file appears under Programs, right-click on the file name and click Properties.
    3. Under the General tab, compare the file size with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    4. You may also click on the Details tab and compare information, such as file version and date modified, with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    5. Finally, you may also click on the Previous Versions tab and compare file information for the previous version of the file with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file.

Visio 2002

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 Packs There are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.
Deployment
Installing without user interventionVisio2002-KB975365-FullFile-enu /q:a
Installing without restartingVisio2002-KB975365-FullFile-enu /r:n
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

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

Restart Requirement
Restart required?This update does not require a restart.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information This update cannot be uninstalled.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 975365
Registry Key Verification Not applicable

Office Features

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
VISVEA, VISPRO, VISPRORBuilding_Plan_Unitless,CAD_Drawing_Display_Unitless,Database_Design_Unitless,Organization_Charts_Unitless,Software_Design_Unitless,VisioCore
VISSTD, VISSTDRBuilding_Plan_Unitless,CAD_Drawing_Display_Unitless,Organization_Charts_Unitless,VisioCore

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
/q Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/q:u Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:a Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
/t:path Specifies the target folder for extracting files.
/c Extracts the files without installing them. If /t:path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/c:path Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.
/r:n Never restarts the system after installation.
/r:I Prompts the user to restart the system if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:a Always restarts the system after installation.
/r:s Restarts the system after installation without prompting the user.
/n:v No 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 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 update cannot be uninstalled.

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 “Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer” heading under 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.

Works 8.5

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.

Deployment
Installing without user interventionWorks8_KB973636_en-US /passive
Installing without restartingWorks8_KB973636_en-US /norestart
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.

To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 973636
Registry Key Verification Not applicable

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 3.1 or later be installed on the system.

To install the 3.1 or later 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.
/passive Specifies passive mode. Requires no user interaction; users see basic progress dialogs but cannot cancel.
/quiet Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/norestart Suppresses restarting the system if the update requires a restart.
/forcerestart Automatically restarts the system after applying the update, regardless of whether the update requires the restart.
/extract Extracts 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.

Removing the Update

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office 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.

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 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 enter an update file name in Start Search.
    2. When the file appears under Programs, right-click on the file name and click Properties.
    3. Under the General tab, compare the file size with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    4. You may also click on the Details tab and compare information, such as file version and date modified, with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
    5. Finally, you may also click on the Previous Versions tab and compare file information for the previous version of the file with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file.

SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services

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 Packs No future service packs are planned
Deployment
Installing without user interventionFor SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2:
SQL2000.RS-KB970899-v8.00.1067.00-enu /quiet
Installing without restartingFor SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2:
SQL2000.RS-KB970899-v8.00.1067.00-enu /norestart
Installing a single instanceFor SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2:
SQL2000.RS-KB970899-v8.00.1067.00-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
Update log fileSQL2000.RS-KB970899-v8.00.1067.00-<language>.log
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart requiredFor SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2:

A restart is recommended after the update installation to restart any dependent services. For additional information, please see “How can I tell if my update will require a restart?” in the Update FAQ section of this bulletin. If a restart is required, the installer will prompt or return exit code 3010.

HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information This update cannot be uninstalled.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 970899

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.

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
/help Displays the command-line options
Setup Modes
/passive Unattended 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 computer will restart in 30 seconds.
/quiet Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
/norestart Does not restart when installation has completed
/forcerestart Restarts the computer 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 computer will restart in x seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the /quiet switch or the /passive switch.
/promptrestart Display a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart
Special Options
/overwriteoem Overwrites OEM files without prompting
/nobackup Does not back up files needed for uninstall
/forceappsclose Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down
/log:path Allows the redirection of installation log files
/integrate:path Integrates the update into the Windows source files. These files are located at the path that is specified in the switch.

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 Update.exe installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

Removing the Update

This update cannot be uninstalled.

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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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.

SQL Server 2005 (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 Packs SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4
Deployment
Installing without user interventionFor GDR update of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2:
SQLServer2005-KB970895-x86-enu /quiet /allinstances
For GDR update of SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
SQLServer2005-KB970895-x64-enu /quiet /allinstances
For GDR update of SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2:
SQLServer2005-KB970895-ia64-enu /quiet /allinstances
For QFE update of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2:
SQLServer2005-KB970896-x86-enu /quiet /allinstances
For QFE update of SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
SQLServer2005-KB970896-x64-enu /quiet /allinstances
For QFE update of SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2:
SQLServer2005-KB970896-ia64-enu /quiet /allinstances
For GDR update of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3:
SQLServer2005-KB970892-x86-enu /quiet /allinstances
For GDR update of SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 3:
SQLServer2005-KB970892-x64-enu /quiet /allinstances
For GDR update of SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3:
SQLServer2005-KB970892-ia64-enu /quiet /allinstances
For QFE update of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3:
SQLServer2005-KB970894-x86-enu /quiet /allinstances
For QFE update of SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 3:
SQLServer2005-KB970894-x64-enu /quiet /allinstances
For QFE update of SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3:
SQLServer2005-KB970894-ia64-enu /quiet /allinstances
Installing a single instanceFor GDR update of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2:
SQLServer2005-KB970895-x86-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
For GDR update of SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
SQLServer2005-KB970895-x64-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
For GDR update of SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2:
SQLServer2005-KB970895-IA64-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
For QFE update of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2:
SQLServer2005-KB970896-x86-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
For QFE update of SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
SQLServer2005-KB970896-x64-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
For QFE update of SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2:
SQLServer2005-KB970896-ia64-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
For GDR update of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3:
SQLServer2005-KB970892-x86-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
For GDR update of SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 3:
SQLServer2005-KB970892-x64-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
For GDR update of SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3:
SQLServer2005-KB970892-ia64-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
For QFE update of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3:
SQLServer2005-KB970894-x86-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
For QFE update of SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition Service Pack 3:
SQLServer2005-KB970894-x64-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
For QFE update of SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3:
SQLServer2005-KB970894-ia64-enu /quiet /InstanceName={instance}
Update log file%programfiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Hotfix\Summary.log
Special instructionsThe update will also be offered to SQL Server 2005 instances that are clustered. Updates for SQL Server 2005 clusters will require user interaction.

If your SQL Server 2005 cluster has a passive node, Microsoft recommends that you scan and apply the update to the active node first, and then scan and apply to the passive node. When all components have been updated on the passive node, the update will no longer be offered.
Further informationSee the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart required?If a restart is required, the installer will prompt or return exit code 3010.
HotpatchingThis security update does not support HotPatching. For more information about HotPatching, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 897341.
Removal Information For all supported editions of SQL Server 2005:
Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 957488

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.

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
/? Displays the Help dialog
/quiet Runs Setup in quiet mode
/reportonly Displays the features that this package can update
/allinstances Upgrades all SQL Server instances and all shared components
/instancename Upgrades a specific SQL Server instance and all shared components
/sapwd Password for the SQL Server sa account to run scripts
/user User account for connecting to a remote cluster node
/password Password for user account for connecting to a remote cluster node
/rsupgradedatabaseaccount User account for upgrading Reporting Services
/rsupgradepassword Password for user account for upgrading Reporting Services
/rsupgradedatabase Prevents the Reporting Services database from being upgraded when the parameter equals 0
/allinstances Applies update to all instances
/InstanceName={instance} Applies update to specified instance

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 Update.exe installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

Removing the Update

Example of how to remove QFE from single instance:

%windir%\SQL9_KB960090_ENU\hotfix.exe /quiet /uninstall /instancename=foo

Example of how to remove QFE from all instances:

%windir%\SQL9_KB960090_ENU\hotfix.exe /quiet /uninstall /allinstances

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.

Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 2
Deployment
Installing without user interventionVS7.1sp1-KB971022-x86 /q
Installing without restartingVS7.1sp1-KB971022-x86 /q
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?This update requires a restart.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 971022
Registry Key Verification HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Updates\Visual Studio\7.1\M971022
"Installed" = dword:1

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 the following Microsoft 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
Switch Description
/? or /h or /helpDisplay usage dialog box.
Setup Mode  
/q[n|b|r|f]Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI
/quietSame as /q
/passiveSame as /qb
Install Options  
/extract [directory]Extract the package to the specified directory.
/uninstall or /uUninstall this update.
/addsource or /asSpecifies the source path of the product msi. This option may be used when installing the the update results in a prompt to insert the installation source media for the product. For example:
<update executable> /addsource "C:\Product MSI\Visual Studio\enu\vs_setup.msi" /addsource "C:\Product MSI\Net\Netfx.msi"
Restart Options  
/norestartDo not restart after the installation is complete
/promptrestartPrompts the user for restart if necessary
/forcerestartAlways restart the computer after installation
Logging Options  
/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>i - Status messages
w - Nonfatal warnings
e - All error messages
a - Start up of actions
r - Action-specific records
u - User requests
c - Initial UI parameters
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o - Out-of-disk-space messages
p - Terminal properties
v - Verbose output
x - Extra debugging information
+ - Append to existing log file
! - Flush each line to the log
* - Log all information, except for v and x options
/log <LogFile>Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
/sendreportSend installation data for this update to Microsoft as a Watson report. No personally identifiable information is sent.

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

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office 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.

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 “Microsoft baseline Security Analyzer” heading under the section, Microsoft Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

  • File Version Verification

    Note 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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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 Visual Studio 2005

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 2
Deployment
Installing without user interventionVS80sp1-KB971023-x86-INTL /qn
Installing without restartingVS80sp1-KB971023-x86-INTL /norestart
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?This update requires a restart.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 971023
Registry Key Verification HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU\KB971023
"Installed" = dword:1

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 the following Microsoft 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
Switch Description
/? or /h or /helpDisplay usage dialog box.
Setup Mode  
/q[n|b|r|f]Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI
/quietSame as /q
/passiveSame as /qb
Install Options  
/extract [directory]Extract the package to the specified directory.
/uninstall or /uUninstall this update.
/addsource or /asSpecifies the source path of the product msi. This option may be used when installing the the update results in a prompt to insert the installation source media for the product. For example:
<update executable> /addsource "C:\Product MSI\Visual Studio\enu\vs_setup.msi" /addsource "C:\Product MSI\Net\Netfx.msi"
Restart Options  
/norestartDo not restart after the installation is complete
/promptrestartPrompts the user for restart if necessary
/forcerestartAlways restart the computer after installation
Logging Options  
/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>i - Status messages
w - Nonfatal warnings
e - All error messages
a - Start up of actions
r - Action-specific records
u - User requests
c - Initial UI parameters
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o - Out-of-disk-space messages
p - Terminal properties
v - Verbose output
x - Extra debugging information
+ - Append to existing log file
! - Flush each line to the log
* - Log all information, except for v and x options
/log <LogFile>Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
/sendreportSend installation data for this update to Microsoft as a Watson report. No personally identifiable information is sent.

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

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office 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.

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 “Microsoft baseline Security Analyzer” heading under the section, Microsoft Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

  • File Version Verification

    Note 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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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 Visual Studio 2008

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 2
Deployment
Installing without user interventionFor Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
VS90-KB972221-x86 /q
For Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
VS90SP1-KB972222-x86 /q
Installing without restartingFor Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
VS90-KB972221-x86 /norestart
For Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
VS90SP1-KB972222-x86 /norestart
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?This update requires a restart.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information For Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 972221

For Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 972222
Registry Key Verification For Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU\KB972221
"ThisVersionInstalled" = REG_SZ:"Y"

For Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU\KB972222
"ThisVersionInstalled" = REG_SZ:"Y"

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 the following Microsoft 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
Switch Description
/? or /h or /helpDisplay usage dialog box.
Setup Mode  
/q[n|b|r|f]Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI
/quietSame as /q
/passiveSame as /qb
Install Options  
/extract [directory]Extract the package to the specified directory.
/uninstall or /uUninstall this update.
/addsource or /asSpecifies the source path of the product msi. This option may be used when installing the the update results in a prompt to insert the installation source media for the product. For example:
<update executable> /addsource "C:\Product MSI\Visual Studio\enu\vs_setup.msi" /addsource "C:\Product MSI\Net\Netfx.msi"
Restart Options  
/norestartDo not restart after the installation is complete
/promptrestartPrompts the user for restart if necessary
/forcerestartAlways restart the computer after installation
Logging Options  
/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>i - Status messages
w - Nonfatal warnings
e - All error messages
a - Start up of actions
r - Action-specific records
u - User requests
c - Initial UI parameters
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o - Out-of-disk-space messages
p - Terminal properties
v - Verbose output
x - Extra debugging information
+ - Append to existing log file
! - Flush each line to the log
* - Log all information, except for v and x options
/log <LogFile>Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
/sendreportSend installation data for this update to Microsoft as a Watson report. No personally identifiable information is sent.

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

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office 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.

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 “Microsoft baseline Security Analyzer” heading under the section, Microsoft Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

  • File Version Verification

    Note 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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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 Report Viewer 2005 Redistributable Package

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in Report Viewer 2005 Service Pack 2 Redistributable
Deployment
Installing without user interventionFor Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package:
ReportViewer /q:a /c:"install.exe /q" /r:n
Installing without restartingFor Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package:
ReportViewer /r:n
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?This update requires a restart.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 971117
Registry Key Verification HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2005\KB971117

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 the following Microsoft 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
/?Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
/q[:u | :a]/q - Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts.
/q:u - Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:a - Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
Install Options
/CExtracts the files without installing them. If /t: path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/T:pathSpecifies the target folder for extracting files.
/C:pathSpecifies the UNC path and name of the Setup .inf or .exe file.
/n:vNo version checking - Install the package over any previous version.
Restart Options
/r:nNever restarts the computer after installation.
/r:iPrompts the user to restart the computer if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:aAlways restarts the computer after installation.
/r:sRestarts the computer after installation without prompting the user.

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

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office 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.

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 “Microsoft baseline Security Analyzer” heading under the section, Microsoft Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

  • File Version Verification

    Note 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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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 Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in Report Viewer 2008 Service Pack 2 Redistributable
Deployment
Installing without user interventionReportViewer /q:a /c:"install.exe /q" /r:n
Installing without restartingReportViewer /r:n
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?This update does not require a restart.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information For Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package
See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 971118

For Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package Service Pack 1
See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 971119
Registry Key Verification For Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 (KB971118)\KB971118

For Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 Redistributable Package Service Pack 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 (KB971119)\KB971119

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 the following Microsoft 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
/?Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
/q[:u | :a]/q - Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts.
/q:u - Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:a - Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
Install Options
/CExtracts the files without installing them. If /t: path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/T:pathSpecifies the target folder for extracting files.
/C:pathSpecifies the UNC path and name of the Setup .inf or .exe file.
/n:vNo version checking - Install the package over any previous version.
Restart Options
/r:nNever restarts the computer after installation.
/r:iPrompts the user to restart the computer if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:aAlways restarts the computer after installation.
/r:sRestarts the computer after installation without prompting the user.

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

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office 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.

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 “Microsoft baseline Security Analyzer” heading under the section, Microsoft Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

  • File Version Verification

    Note 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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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 Visual FoxPro 8.0

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in Visual FoxPro 8.0 Service Pack 2
Deployment
Installing without user interventionMicrosoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 Service Pack 1 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
VFP8.0sp1-KB971104-x86-enu /q
Installing without restartingwhen installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
VFP8.0sp1-KB971104-x86-enu /q
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?This update requires a restart.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 971104
Registry Key Verification SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Visual Studio\8.0\M971104
"Installed" = dword:1

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 the following Microsoft 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
/? or /h or /helpDisplay usage dialog box.
Setup Mode  
/q[n|b|r|f]Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI
/quietSame as /q
/passiveSame as /qb
Install Options  
/extract [directory]Extract the package to the specified directory.
/uninstall or /uUninstall this update.
/addsource or /asSpecifies the source path of the product msi. This option may be used when installing the the update results in a prompt to insert the installation source media for the product. For example:
<update executable> /addsource "C:\Product MSI\Visual Studio\enu\vs_setup.msi" /addsource "C:\Product MSI\Net\Netfx.msi"
Restart Options  
/norestartDo not restart after the installation is complete
/promptrestartPrompts the user for restart if necessary
/forcerestartAlways restart the computer after installation
Logging Options  
/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>i - Status messages
w - Nonfatal warnings
e - All error messages
a - Start up of actions
r - Action-specific records
u - User requests
c - Initial UI parameters
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o - Out-of-disk-space messages
p - Terminal properties
v - Verbose output
x - Extra debugging information
+ - Append to existing log file
! - Flush each line to the log
* - Log all information, except for v and x options
/log <LogFile>Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
/sendreportSend installation data for this update to Microsoft as a Watson report. No personally identifiable information is sent.

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

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office 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.

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 “Microsoft baseline Security Analyzer” heading under the section, Microsoft Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

  • File Version Verification

    Note 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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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 Visual FoxPro 9.0

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 3
Deployment
Installing without user interventionMicrosoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:
VFP9.0sp2-KB971105-x86-enu /q
Installing without restartingMicrosoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:
VFP9.0sp2-KB971105-x86-enu /q
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?This update requires a restart.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 971105
Registry Key Verification Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Visual Studio\9.0\M971105
"Installed" = dword:1

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 the following Microsoft 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
/? or /h or /helpDisplay usage dialog box.
Setup Mode  
/q[n|b|r|f]Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI
/quietSame as /q
/passiveSame as /qb
Install Options  
/extract [directory]Extract the package to the specified directory.
/uninstall or /uUninstall this update.
/addsource or /asSpecifies the source path of the product msi. This option may be used when installing the the update results in a prompt to insert the installation source media for the product. For example:
<update executable> /addsource "C:\Product MSI\Visual Studio\enu\vs_setup.msi" /addsource "C:\Product MSI\Net\Netfx.msi"
Restart Options  
/norestartDo not restart after the installation is complete
/promptrestartPrompts the user for restart if necessary
/forcerestartAlways restart the computer after installation
Logging Options  
/l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>i - Status messages
w - Nonfatal warnings
e - All error messages
a - Start up of actions
r - Action-specific records
u - User requests
c - Initial UI parameters
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o - Out-of-disk-space messages
p - Terminal properties
v - Verbose output
x - Extra debugging information
+ - Append to existing log file
! - Flush each line to the log
* - Log all information, except for v and x options
/log <LogFile>Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
/sendreportSend installation data for this update to Microsoft as a Watson report. No personally identifiable information is sent.

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

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office 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.

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 “Microsoft baseline Security Analyzer” heading under the section, Microsoft Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

  • File Version Verification

    Note 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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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 Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+

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.

Deployment
Installing without user interventionWindowsXP-KB975337-x86-enu /q
Installing without restartingWindowsXP-KB975337-x86-enu /r:n
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart required?This update does not require a restart.
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 975337

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 the following Microsoft 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
/?Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
/q[:u | :a]/q - Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts.
/q:u - Specifies user-quiet mode, which presents some dialog boxes to the user.
/q:a - Specifies administrator-quiet mode, which does not present any dialog boxes to the user.
Install Options
/CExtracts the files without installing them. If /t: path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.
/T:pathSpecifies the target folder for extracting files.
/C:pathSpecifies the UNC path and name of the Setup .inf or .exe file.
/n:vNo version checking - Install the package over any previous version.
Restart Options
/r:nNever restarts the computer after installation.
/r:iPrompts the user to restart the computer if a restart is required, except when used with /q:a.
/r:aAlways restarts the computer after installation.
/r:sRestarts the computer after installation without prompting the user.

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

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel.

Note When you remove this update, you may be prompted to insert the 2007 Microsoft Office 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.

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 “Microsoft baseline Security Analyzer” heading under the section, Microsoft Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

  • File Version Verification

    Note 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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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 Forefront Client Security 1.0

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 Packs The update for this issue will be included in Microsoft Forefront Client Security 1.0 Service Pack 2
Deployment
Installing without user interventionFCSSSA-KB975962-x86-enu /quiet
Update log fileNot applicable
Further informationFor detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

For features you can selectively install, see the Office Features for Administrative Installations subsection in this section.
Restart Requirement
Restart required?This update requires a restart
HotpatchingNot applicable
Removal Information Msiexec.exe /i {E8B56B38-A826-11DB-8C83-0011430C73A4} MSIPATCHREMOVE={1D07A92B-5945-4369-84B7-6BE19AF5714D}
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 975962
Registry Key Verification HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\83B65B8E628ABD11C838001134C0374A\Patches\B29A70D154959634487BB61EA95F17D4%PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\Antimalware\gdiplus.dll

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 the following Microsoft 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
/quiet Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.
/extract Extracts 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.

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 “Microsoft baseline Security Analyzer” heading under the section, Microsoft Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.

  • File Version Verification

    Note 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 edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, 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.

Other Information

Acknowledgments

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

  • Yamata Li of Palo Alto Networks for reporting the GDI+ WMF Integer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2009-2500)
  • Thomas Garnier of SkyRecon for reporting the GDI+ PNG Heap Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2009-2501)
  • Wushi of VeriSign iDefense Labs for reporting the GDI+ TIFF Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2009-2502)
  • Ivan Fratric of Zero Day Initiative, Tavis Ormandy of Google Inc., and Carlo Di Dato (aka shinnai) for reporting the GDI+ TIFF Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2009-2503)
  • Tavis Ormandy of Google Inc. for reporting the GDI+ PNG Integer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2009-3126)
  • Marsu Pilami of VeriSign iDefense Labs for reporting the Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2009-2528)
  • Carsten H. Eiram of Secunia for reporting the Office BMP Integer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2009-2518)

Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please visit the active protections Web sites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.

Support

  • Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Security Support or 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates. For more information about available support options, see Microsoft Help and Support.
  • 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

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (October 13, 2009): Bulletin published.
  • V1.1 (October 14, 2009): Added Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 3 to the Non-Affected Software table, and updated the Developer Tools entries in the Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance section.
  • V2.0 (October 28, 2009): Added Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007, Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 1, and Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 Service Pack 2 as affected software, and added SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 to the Non-Affected Software table. Also added notes to the Affected Software table for SQL Server 2005 customers with a Reporting Services SharePoint dependency; corrected the MBSA detection entries for Microsoft Report Viewer; and corrected the log file and registry key verification information for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 when installed on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.
  • V2.1 (November 4, 2009): Removed erroneous references to the original release version of Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 as affected software; corrected the setup switches for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0; clarified the entry, "If I have an installation of SQL Server, how am I affected?" in the FAQ section; and corrected the removal information for Microsoft Windows 2000.
  • V2.2 (January 12, 2010): Corrected references to various Microsoft Office software. See the entry to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update section that explains this revision. Customers who have successfully installed this update do not need to reinstall.

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