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Alert (TA07-345A)

Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: December 11, 2007 | Last revised: December 12, 2007

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer

Overview

Microsoft has released updates that address critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code, gain elevated privileges, or crash a vulnerable system.

Description

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities that affect Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2007. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code. For more information, see the US-CERT Vulnerability Notes Database.

Impact

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

Solution

Apply updates from Microsoft

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the December 2007 security bulletins. The security bulletins describe 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).


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Revision History

  • December 11, 2007: Initial release
    December 12, 2007: Updated Impact section

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