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Alert (TA07-044A)

Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: February 13, 2007 | Last revised: February 15, 2017

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Works
  • Microsoft Malware Protection Engine
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Step-by-Step Interactive Training

Overview

Microsoft has released updates that address critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Works, Malware Protection Engine, Visual Studio, and Step-by-Step Interactive Training. 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 that affect Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Works, Malware Protection Engine, Visual Studio, and Step-by-Step Interactive Training as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2007. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable system.

Some of the updates released for Microsoft Office address vulnerabilities that are actively being exploited. For more information, refer to the following Vulnerability Notes.

Further information about the vulnerabilities addressed by these updates is available in the Vulnerability Notes Database.

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 February 2007 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 effects in your environment.

System administrators may wish to consider using an automated patch distribution system such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).


References


Revision History

  • February 13, 2007: Initial release
    February 15, 2007: Updated links to Office vulnerabilities

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