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Alert (TA08-344A)

Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: December 09, 2008 | Last revised: October 24, 2012

Systems Affected

Overview

Sun has released alerts to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting the Sun Java Runtime Environment. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Description

As part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2008, Microsoft released updates to address vulnerabilities that affect Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, SharePoint Server, Visual Basic 6 and other related components.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could gain elevated privileges, execute arbitrary code or cause a vulnerable application to crash.

Solution

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2008. 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).
 

References

Revisions

  • December 09, 2008: Initial release

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