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Alert (TA06-255A)

Microsoft Windows and Publisher Vulnerabilities

Original release date: September 12, 2006

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Publisher

Overview

Microsoft has released updates that address critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Publisher. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable system.

Description

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Publisher as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for September 2006.

Further information will be available in the following Vulnerability Notes.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. An attacker may also be able to cause a denial of service.

Solution

Apply updates from Microsoft

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the September 2006 Security Bulletins. The security bulletins describe any known issues related to the updates. Note any known issues described in the bulletins and test for any potentially adverse affects in your environment.

Updates for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office XP and later are available on the Microsoft Update site. Microsoft Office 2000 updates are available on the Microsoft Office Update site.

System administrators may wish to consider using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).


References


Revision History

  • September 12, 2006: Initial release

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