US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-134A -- Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Subject: US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-134A -- Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 15:44:29 -0400
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         National Cyber Alert System

   Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-134A


Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

   Original release date: May 13, 2008
   Last revised: --
   Source: US-CERT

Systems Affected

     * Microsoft Windows
     * Microsoft Office
     * Microsoft Jet Database Engine
     * Microsoft Windows Live OneCare
     * Microsoft Antigen
     * Microsoft Windows Defender
     * Microsoft Forefront Security

Overview

   Microsoft   has  released  updates  that  address  vulnerabilities  in
   Microsoft  Windows, Office, Jet Database Engine, Windows Live OneCare,
   Antigen, Windows Defender, and Forefront Security.


I. Description

   Microsoft  has released updates to address vulnerabilities that affect
   Microsoft  Windows, Office, Jet Database Engine, Windows Live OneCare,
   Antigen,  Windows  Defender,  and  Forefront  Security  as part of the
   Microsoft  Security  Bulletin  Summary  for  May 2008. The most severe
   vulnerabilities  could  allow  a  remote,  unauthenticated attacker to
   execute   arbitrary  code.  For  more  information,  see  the  US-CERT
   Vulnerability Notes Database.


II. Impact

   A  remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code, gain
   elevated privileges, or cause a denial of service.


III. Solution

Apply updates from Microsoft

   Microsoft  has  provided  updates for these vulnerabilities in the May
   2008  Security  Bulletin  Summary. The security bulletin describes any
   known  issues related to the updates. Administrators are encouraged to
   note  these  issues  and  test  for  any  potentially adverse effects.
   Administrators  should consider using an automated update distribution
   system such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).


IV. References

     * US-CERT  Vulnerability  Notes  for  Microsoft  May  2008 updates -
       <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byid?searchview&query=ms08-may>
     * Microsoft    Security    Bulletin   Summary   for   May   2008   -
       <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-may.mspx>
     * Microsoft Update -
       <https://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/>
     * Windows Server Update Services -
       <http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/default.mspx>

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   Revision History

   May 13, 2008: Initial release
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