Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February, 2006

Published: February 14, 2006

Version: 1.0

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Summary

Included in this advisory are updates for newly discovered vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities, broken down by severity are:

Critical (2)

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-004

Bulletin Title

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (910620)

Executive Summary

A vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer that could allow remote code execution.

Maximum Severity Rating

Critical

Impact of Vulnerability

Remote Code Execution

Affected Software

Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-005

Bulletin Title

Vulnerability in Windows Media Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (911565)

Executive Summary

A vulnerability exists in the way that Windows Media Player processes certain files that could allow remote code execution.

Maximum Severity Rating

Critical

Impact of Vulnerability

Remote Code Execution

Affected Software

Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Important (5)

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-006

Bulletin Title

Vulnerability in Windows Media Player Plug-in with Non-Microsoft Internet Browsers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (911564)

Executive Summary

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Windows Media Player plug-in for non-Microsoft Internet browsers that can allow remote code execution. You are only vulnerable to this issue when using a non-Microsoft Internet browser.

Maximum Severity Rating

Important

Impact of Vulnerability

Remote Code Execution

Affected Software

Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-007

Bulletin Title

Vulnerability in TCP/IP Could Allow Denial of Service (913446)

Executive Summary

A vulnerability exists that could allow an attacker to send a specially crafted IGMP that could cause an affected system to stop responding.

Maximum Severity Rating

Important

Impact of Vulnerability

Denial of Service

Affected Software

Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-008

Bulletin Title

Vulnerability in Web Client Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (911927)

Executive Summary

A vulnerability exists in the Windows Web Client Service that could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. An attacker must have valid logon credentials or be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.

Maximum Severity Rating

Important

Impact of Vulnerability

Remote Code Execution

Affected Software

Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-009

Bulletin Title

Vulnerability in the Korean Input Method Editor Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (901190)

Executive Summary

A vulnerability exists in the Windows and Office Korean Input Method Editor that could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. For an attack to be successful an attacker must be able to interactively log on to the affected system..

Maximum Severity Rating

Important

Impact of Vulnerability

Elevation of Privilege

Affected Software

Windows and Office. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS06-010

Bulletin Title

Vulnerability in PowerPoint 2000 Could Allow Information Disclosure (889167)

Executive Summary

A vulnerability exists PowerPoint that could allow information disclosure.

Maximum Severity Rating

Important

Impact of Vulnerability

Information Disclosure

Affected Software

Office. For more information, see the Affected Software and Download Locations section.

Affected Software and Download Locations

How do I use this table?

You use this table to learn about the security updates that you may need to install. You should review each software program or component listed to see if there are required security updates. If a software program or component is listed then the impact of the vulnerability is listed and also hyperlinked to the available software update.

In the table, a number in brackets [x] indicates that there is a note that explains more about the issue. These notes are located at the bottom of the table.

Note You may have to install several security updates for a single vulnerability. Review the whole column for each bulletin identifier that is listed to verify the updates that you have to install, based on the programs or components that you have installed on your system.

Affected Software and Download Locations for MS06-004 through MS06-007

 Details        Details        Details   Details   

Bulletin Identifier

MS06-004

MS06-005

MS06-006

MS06-007

Maximum Severity Rating

Critical

Critical

Important

Important

 

Windows Affected Software:

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2003

 

[1]

Important

Important

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

 

 

Important

Important

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition

 

 

Important

Important

Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems

 

 

 

Important

Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems

 

 

 

Important

Windows XP Service Pack 1

 

[1]

Important

Important

Windows XP Service Pack 2

 

[1]

Important

Important

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

 

 

Important

Important

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

 [1]

[1]

Important

 

Windows Millennium Edition (Me)

 

[1]

 

 

Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)

 

[1]

 

 

Windows 98

 

[1]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Affected Operating System Components:

 

 

 

 

Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

 Critical

 

 

 

Windows Media Player 7.1 when installed on Windows 98, 98 SE, ME, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

 

Important

 

 

Windows Media Player for XP on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1

 

Important

 

 

Windows Media Player 9 when installed on Windows 98, 98 SE, ME, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP Service Pack 1

 

Critical

 

 

Windows Media Player 9 on Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003

 

Critical

 

 

Windows Media Player 10 when installed on Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows XP Service Pack 2

 

Critical

 

 

Affected Software and Download Locations for MS06-008 through MS06-010

 Details   Details   Details        

Bulletin Identifier

MS06-008

MS06-009

MS06-010

Maximum Severity Rating

Important

Important

Important

 

Windows Affected Software:

 

 

 

Windows Server 2003

Moderate

Important

 

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

Moderate

Important

 

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition

Moderate

Important 

 

Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems

Moderate

Important

 

Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems

Moderate

Important 

 

Windows XP Service Pack 1

Important

Important

 

Windows XP Service Pack 2

Important

Important

 

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Important

Important

 

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

 

 

 

Windows Millennium Edition (Me)

 

 

 

Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)

 

 

 

Windows 98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office Affected Software:

 

 

 

Office 2003 Service Pack 1

 

Important

 

Office 2003 Service Pack 2

 

Important

 

Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Packs

 

Important

 

Office Project 2003 Multilingual User Interface Packs

 

Important

 

Office Visio 2003 Multilingual User Interface Packs

 

Important

 

Office 2003 Proofing Tools

 

Important

 

Office Visio 2003

 

Important

 

Office OneNote 2003

 

Important

 

Office Project 2003

 

Important

 

PowerPoint 2000

 

 

Important

Note 

[1] There is a security update available for this operating system. See the affected component, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Windows Media Player in the table and the appropriate security bulletin for more details.

Deployment

Software Update Services:

By using Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS), administrators can quickly and reliably deploy the latest critical updates and security updates to Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003-based servers, and to desktop systems that are running Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional.

For more information about how to deploy this security update with Software Update Services, visit the Software Update Services Web site.

Windows Server Update Services:

By using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), administrators can quickly and reliably deploy the latest critical updates and security updates for Windows 2000 operating systems and later, Office XP and later, Exchange Server 2003, and SQL Server 2000 to Windows 2000 and later operating systems.

For more information about how to deploy this security update using Windows Server Update Services, visit the Windows Server Update Services Web site.

Systems Management Server:

Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) delivers a highly-configurable enterprise solution for managing updates. By using SMS, administrators can identify Windows-based systems that require security updates and to perform controlled deployment of these updates throughout the enterprise with minimal disruption to end users. For more information about how administrators can use SMS 2003 to deploy security updates, see the SMS 2003 Security Patch Management Web site. SMS 2.0 users can also use Software Updates Service Feature Pack to help deploy security updates. For information about SMS, visit the SMS Web site.

Note SMS uses the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Microsoft Office Detection Tool to provide broad support for security bulletin update detection and deployment. Some software updates may not be detected by these tools. Administrators can use the inventory capabilities of the SMS in these cases to target updates to specific systems. For more information about this procedure, see the following Web site. Some security updates require administrative rights following a restart of the system. Administrators can use the Elevated Rights Deployment Tool (available in the SMS 2003 Administration Feature Pack and in the SMS 2.0 Administration Feature Pack) to install these updates.

QChain.exe and Update.exe:

Microsoft has released a command-line tool named QChain.exe that gives system administrators the ability to safely chain security updates together. Chaining is when you install multiple updates without restarting between each install. Update.exe, used in the updates that are described in this advisory, has chaining functionality built in. Customers who use Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 or later, who use Windows XP, or who use Windows Server 2003, do not require Qchain.exe to chain these updates. Qchain.exe still supports chaining these Windows Updates so that an administrator can create a consistent deployment script across all platforms. For more information about Qchain, visit this Web site.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer:

The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates as well as common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer Web site.

Detection and Deployment Guidance:

Microsoft has provided detection and deployment guidance for this month’s security updates. This guidance will also help IT professionals understand how they can use various tools to help deploy the security update, such as Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Office Update, the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), the Office Detection Tool, Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), the Extended Security Update Inventory Tool, and the Enterprise Update Scan Tool (EST). For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 910723.

Other information:

Acknowledgments

Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:

Marc Maiffret of eEye for reporting the issue described in MS06-005.

John Cobb of iDefense for reporting the issue described in MS06-006.

Douglas Nascimento of Datacom for reporting the issue described in MS06-007.

Kostya Kortchinsky of EADS Common Research Center Security Team for reporting the issue described in MS06-008.

Ryan Lee of VMCraft Inc. for reporting the issue described in MS06-009.

Andreas Sandblad for reporting the issue described in MS06-010.

Yorick Koster of ITsec Security Services for reporting the issue described in MS06-010.

Obtaining Other Security Updates:

Updates for other security issues are available from the following locations:

Security updates are available from the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security_patch".

Updates for consumer platforms are available from the Microsoft Update Web site.

You can get security updates offered on Windows Update this month in the January 2006 Security and Critical Releases ISO Image, for more information see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 913086.

Support:

Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates.

International customers can receive support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support that is associated with security updates. For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues, visit the International Support Web site.

Security Resources:

The Microsoft TechNet Security Web site provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.

Microsoft Software Update Services

Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

Windows Update

Microsoft Update

Windows Update Catalog: For more information about the Windows Update Catalog, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 323166.

Office Update 

Disclaimer:

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Revisions:

V1.0 (February 14, 2006): Bulletin published.


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