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Alert (TA07-282A)

Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: October 09, 2007

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office for Mac
  • Microsoft SharePoint

Overview

Microsoft has released updates that address critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office for Mac, and Microsoft SharePoint. 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, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook Express and Windows Mail, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office for Mac, and Microsoft SharePoint as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 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.

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 October 2007 security bulletins. The security bulletins describe any known issues related to the updates. Administrators are encouraged to note any known issues that are described in the bulletins and test for any potentially adverse effects.

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


References


Revision History

  • October 9, 2007: Initial release

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