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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2011

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2011

Published: September 13, 2011 | Updated: September 13, 2011

Version: 1.1

This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for September 2011.

With the release of the security bulletins for September 2011, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued September 8, 2011. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.

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

Microsoft is hosting a webcast to address customer questions on these bulletins on September 14, 2011, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the September Security Bulletin Webcast. After this date, this webcast is available on-demand. For more information, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Summaries and Webcasts.

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

Bulletin Information

The following table summarizes the security bulletins for this month in order of severity.

For details on affected software, see the next section, Affected Software and Download Locations.

Bulletin IDBulletin Title and Executive SummaryMaximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability ImpactRestart RequirementAffected Software
MS11-070Vulnerability in WINS Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2571621) 

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS). The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a user received a specially crafted WINS replication packet on an affected system running the WINS service. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.
Important 
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
MS11-071Vulnerability in Windows Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2570947) 

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a legitimate rich text format file (.rtf), text file (.txt), or Word document (.doc) that is located in the same network directory as a specially crafted dynamic link library (DLL) file. 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.
Important 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Windows
MS11-072Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2587505) 

This security update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Excel file. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the logged-on 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. Installing and configuring Office File Validation (OFV) to prevent the opening of suspicious files blocks the attack vectors for exploiting the vulnerabilities described in CVE-2011-1986 and CVE-2011-1987.
Important 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Office, 
Microsoft Server Software
MS11-073Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2587634) 

This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file or if a user opens a legitimate Office file that is located in the same network directory as a specially crafted library file. An attacker who successfully exploited either of the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the logged on 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.
Important 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Office
MS11-074Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2451858) 

This security update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint and Windows SharePoint Services. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if a user clicked on a specially crafted URL or visited a specially crafted Web site. For the most severe vulnerabilities, Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 users browsing to a SharePoint site in the Internet Zone are at a reduced risk because, by default, the XSS Filter in Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 helps to block the attacks in the Internet Zone. The XSS Filter in Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9, however, is not enabled by default in the Intranet Zone.
Important 
Elevation of Privilege
May require restartMicrosoft Office, 
Microsoft Server Software

The following table provides an exploitability assessment of each of the vulnerabilities addressed this month. The vulnerabilities are listed in order of bulletin ID then CVE ID. Only vulnerabilities that have a severity rating of Critical or Important in the bulletins are included.

How do I use this table?

Use this table to learn about the likelihood of code execution and denial of service exploits within 30 days of security bulletin release, for each of the security updates that you may need to install. Review each of the assessments below, in accordance with your specific configuration, to prioritize your deployment of this month's updates. For more information about what these ratings mean, and how they are determined, please see Microsoft Exploitability Index.

In the columns below, "Latest Software Release" refers to the subject software, and "Older Software Releases" refers to all older, supported releases of the subject software, as listed in the "Affected Software" and "Non-Affected Software" tables in the bulletin.

Bulletin IDVulnerability TitleCVE IDCode Execution Exploitability Assessment for Latest Software ReleaseCode Execution Exploitability Assessment for Older Software ReleasesDenial of Service Exploitability AssessmentKey Notes
MS11-070WINS Local Elevation of Privilege VulnerabilityCVE-2011-19841 - Consistent exploit code likely1 - Consistent exploit code likelyNot applicable(None)
MS11-071Windows Components Insecure Library Loading VulnerabilityCVE-2011-19911 - Consistent exploit code likely1 - Consistent exploit code likelyNot applicableThis vulnerability has been disclosed publicly
MS11-072Excel Use after Free WriteAV VulnerabilityCVE-2011-1986Not affected1 - Consistent exploit code likelyNot applicable(None)
MS11-072Excel Out of Bounds Array Indexing VulnerabilityCVE-2011-19871 - Consistent exploit code likely1 - Consistent exploit code likelyNot applicable(None)
MS11-072Excel Heap Corruption VulnerabilityCVE-2011-1988Not affected2 - Inconsistent exploit code likelyNot applicable(None)
MS11-072Excel Conditional Expression Parsing VulnerabilityCVE-2011-19891 - Consistent exploit code likely1 - Consistent exploit code likelyNot applicable(None)
MS11-072Excel Out of Bounds Array Indexing VulnerabilityCVE-2011-1990Not affected1 - Consistent exploit code likelyNot applicable(None)
MS11-073Office Component Insecure Library Loading VulnerabilityCVE-2011-1980Not affected1 - Consistent exploit code likelyNot applicable(None)
MS11-073Office Uninitialized Object Pointer VulnerabilityCVE-2011-19821 - Consistent exploit code likely1 - Consistent exploit code likelyTemporary(None)
MS11-074XSS in SharePoint Calendar VulnerabilityCVE-2011-06531 - Consistent exploit code likelyNot affectedNot applicable(None)
MS11-074HTML Sanitization VulnerabilityCVE-2011-12523 – Functioning exploit code unlikely3 – Functioning exploit code unlikelyNot applicableThis is an information disclosure vulnerability

This vulnerability has been disclosed publicly
MS11-074Editform Script Injection VulnerabilityCVE-2011-18901 - Consistent exploit code likelyNot affectedNot applicable(None)
MS11-074Contact Details Reflected XSS VulnerabilityCVE-2011-18911 - Consistent exploit code likely1 - Consistent exploit code likelyNot applicable(None)
MS11-074SharePoint Remote File Disclosure VulnerabilityCVE-2011-18923 – Functioning exploit code unlikely3 – Functioning exploit code unlikelyNot applicableThis is an information disclosure vulnerability
MS11-074SharePoint XSS VulnerabilityCVE-2011-18931 - Consistent exploit code likely1 - Consistent exploit code likelyNot applicable(None)

The following tables list the bulletins in order of major software category and severity.

How do I use these tables?

Use these tables to learn about the security updates that you may need to install. You should review each software program or component listed to see whether any security updates pertain to your installation. If a software program or component is listed, then the available software update is hyperlinked and the severity rating of the software update is also listed.

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

Windows Operating System and Components

Windows XP
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-070MS11-071
Aggregate Severity RatingNoneImportant
Windows XP Service Pack 3Not applicableWindows XP Service Pack 3
(Important)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Not applicableWindows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2003
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-070MS11-071
Aggregate Severity RatingImportantImportant
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsWindows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(Important)
Windows Vista
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-070MS11-071
Aggregate Severity RatingNoneImportant
Windows Vista Service Pack 2Not applicableWindows Vista Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2Not applicableWindows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows Server 2008
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-070MS11-071
Aggregate Severity RatingImportantImportant
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2*
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2*
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2*
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2*
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2Not applicableWindows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(Important)
Windows 7
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-070MS11-071
Aggregate Severity RatingNoneImportant
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1Not applicableWindows 7 for 32-bit Systems and Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems and Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Not applicableWindows 7 for x64-based Systems and Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-070MS11-071
Aggregate Severity RatingImportantImportant
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1*
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1*
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1Not applicableWindows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(Important)

Note for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

*Server Core installation affected. This update applies, with the same severity rating, to supported editions of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 as indicated, whether or not installed using the Server Core installation option. For more information on this installation option, see the TechNet articles, Managing a Server Core Installation and Servicing a Server Core Installation. 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 Suites and Software

Microsoft Office Suites and Components
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-072MS11-073MS11-074
Aggregate Severity RatingImportantImportantNone
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3Microsoft Excel 2003 Service Pack 3
(KB2553072)
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
(KB2584052)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2Microsoft Excel 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB2553073)[1]
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB2553089)[1]
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB2553090)[1]
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB2584063)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(KB2553070)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(KB2553091)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(KB2553096)
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(KB2584066)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(KB2553070)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(KB2553091)
(Important)

Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(KB2553096)
(Important)
Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(KB2584066)
(Important)
Not applicable
Microsoft Office for Mac
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-072MS11-073MS11-074
Aggregate Severity RatingImportantNoneNone
Microsoft Office 2004 for MacMicrosoft Office 2004 for Mac
(KB2598782)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office 2008 for MacMicrosoft Office 2008 for Mac
(KB2598781)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
(KB2598783)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable
Open XML File Format Converter for MacOpen XML File Format Converter for Mac
(KB2598785)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office Groove and Microsoft SharePoint Workspace
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-072MS11-073MS11-074
Aggregate Severity RatingNoneNoneImportant
Microsoft Office Groove 2007 Service Pack 2Not applicableNot applicableMicrosoft Office Groove 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB2552997)
(Important)
Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)Not applicableNot applicableMicrosoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(KB2566445)
(Important)
Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)Not applicableNot applicableMicrosoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
(KB2566445)
(Important)
Other Microsoft Office Software
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-072MS11-073MS11-074
Aggregate Severity RatingImportantNoneNone
Microsoft Excel Viewer Service Pack 2Microsoft Excel Viewer Service Pack 2
(KB2553075)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2
(KB2553074)
(Important)
Not applicableNot applicable

Notes for MS11-072

[1]For Microsoft Excel 2007 Service Pack 2, in addition to security update package KB2553073, KB2553089, and KB2553090, customers also need to install the security update for Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2 (KB2553074) to be protected from the vulnerabilities described in this bulletin.

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

Note for MS11-074

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

Microsoft Server Software

Microsoft SharePoint Server
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-072MS11-074
Aggregate Severity RatingImportantImportant
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)Microsoft Excel Services
(KB2553093)[2]
(Important)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (coreserver) (32-bit editions)
(KB2508964)[1]
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (oserver) (32-bit editions)
(KB2553001)[1]
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (sserverx) (32-bit editions)
(KB2553002)[1]
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (dlc) (32-bit editions)
(KB2553003)[1]
(Important)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)Microsoft Excel Services
(KB2553093)[2]
(Important)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (coreserver) (64-bit editions)
(KB2508964)[1]
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (oserver) (64-bit editions)
(KB2553001)[1]
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (sserverx) (64-bit editions)
(KB2553002)[1]
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (dlc) (64-bit editions)[1]
(Important)
(KB2553003)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1Microsoft Excel Services
(KB2553094)
(Important)
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (osrchwfe)
(KB2494022)
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (osrv)
(KB2560885)
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (pplwfe)
(KB2560890)
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (ppsmawfe)
(KB2566456)
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (dlc)
(KB2566954)
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (ppsmamui)
(KB2566958)
(Important)

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (wosrv)
(KB2566960)
(Important)
Microsoft Office Forms Server
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-072MS11-074
Aggregate Severity RatingNoneImportant
Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)Not applicableMicrosoft Office Forms Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
(KB2553005)
(Important)
Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)Not applicableMicrosoft Office Forms Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
(KB2553005)
(Important)
Microsoft Groove Server
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-072MS11-074
Aggregate Severity RatingNoneImportant
Microsoft Office Groove Data Bridge Server 2007 Service Pack 2Not applicableMicrosoft Office Groove Data Bridge Server 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB2552999)
(Important)
Microsoft Office Groove Management Server 2007 Service Pack 2Not applicableMicrosoft Office Groove Management Server 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB2552998)
(Important)
Microsoft Groove Server 2010 and Microsoft Groove Server 2010 Service Pack 1Not applicableMicrosoft Groove Server 2010 and Microsoft Groove Server 2010 Service Pack 1
(KB2508965)
(Important)
Microsoft Office Web Apps
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-072MS11-074
Aggregate Severity RatingImportantImportant
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 and Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 1Microsoft Excel Web App 2010 and Microsoft Excel Web App 2010 Service Pack 1
(KB2553095)
(Important)
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 and Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 1
(KB2566449)
(Important)

Microsoft Word Web App 2010 and Microsoft Word Web App 2010 Service Pack 1
(KB2566450)
(Important)
Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation
Bulletin IdentifierMS11-072MS11-074
Aggregate Severity RatingNoneImportant
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0Not applicableMicrosoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
(KB2494007)
(Important)
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (32-bit versions)Not applicableMicrosoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (32-bit versions)
(KB2493987)
(Important)
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (64-bit versions)Not applicableMicrosoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (64-bit versions)
(KB2493987)
(Important)
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1Not applicableMicrosoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1
(KB2494001)
(Important)

Notes for MS11-072

[2]This update applies to servers that have Excel Services installed, such as the default configuration of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Internet sites. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard does not include Excel Services.

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

Notes for MS11-074

[1]For supported editions of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, in addition to security update packages for Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 (KB2508964, KB2553001, KB2553002, and KB2553003), customers also need to install the security update for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (KB2493987) to be protected from the vulnerabilities described in this bulletin.

See also other software categories under this section, Affected Software and Download Locations, for more update files under the same bulletin identifier. This bulletin spans more than one software category.

Security Central

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

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

For customers of Microsoft Office for Mac, Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac can help keep your Microsoft software up to date. For more information about using Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac, see Check for software updates automatically.

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.

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

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

Windows Server Update Services

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

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

System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Configuration Manager 2007 Software Update Management simplifies the complex task of delivering and managing updates to IT systems across the enterprise. With Configuration Manager 2007, IT administrators can deliver updates of Microsoft products to a variety of devices including desktops, laptops, servers, and mobile devices.

The automated vulnerability assessment in Configuration Manager 2007 discovers needs for updates and reports on recommended actions. The Software Update Management in Configuration Manager 2007 is built on Microsoft Windows Software Update Services (WSUS), a time-tested update infrastructure that is familiar to IT administrators worldwide. For more information about how administrators can use Configuration Manager 2007 to deploy updates, see Software Update Management. For more information about Configuration Manager, visit System Center Configuration Manager.

Systems Management Server 2003

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) delivers a highly-configurable enterprise solution for managing updates. By using SMS, administrators can identify Windows-based systems that require security updates and to perform controlled deployment of these updates throughout the enterprise with minimal disruption to end users.

Note System Management Server 2003 is out of mainstream support as of January 12, 2010. For more information on product lifecycles, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle. The next release of SMS, System Center Configuration Manager 2007, is now available; see the earlier section, System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

For more information about how administrators can use SMS 2003 to deploy security updates, see Scenarios and Procedures for Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003: Software Distribution and Patch Management. For information about SMS, visit the Microsoft Systems Management Server TechCenter.

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

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.

Other Information

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

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

Non-Security Updates on MU, WU, and WSUS

For information about non-security releases on Windows Update and Microsoft Update, please see:

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.

Security Strategies and Community

Update Management Strategies

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

Obtaining Other Security Updates

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

  • Security updates are available from Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update".
  • Updates for consumer platforms are available from Microsoft Update.
  • You can obtain the security updates offered this month on Windows Update, from Download Center on Security and Critical Releases ISO CD Image files. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 913086.

IT Pro Security Community

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

Acknowledgments

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

Support

  • The affected software listed have been tested to determine which versions are affected. Other versions are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your software version, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
  • Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from 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 International Help and Support.

Disclaimer

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (September 13, 2011): Bulletin Summary published.
  • V1.1 (September 13, 2011): For MS11-074, added update link for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (pplwfe) (KB2560890) update.

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