[windows2000] Fwd: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2004

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thethin.net" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 17:19:59 -0800 (PST)

They never end...lots of them today being the second tuesday of the month...
JAK



Subject: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2004
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 16:13:45 -0800

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Title: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2004
Issued: December 14, 2004
Version Number: 2.0
Bulletin: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=38912
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Summary:
========
This advisory contains information about all security updates
released this month. It is broken down by security bulletin severity.

Critical Security Bulletins
===========================

MS04-040 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
(889293)

- Affected Software:
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
Service Pack 6
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
- Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1
- Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1

- Review the FAQ section of bulletin MS04-O40 for
information about these operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME)

- Impact: Remote Code Execution
- Version Number: 1.0

Note: This bulletin (MS04-040) was released on December 1, 2004.

Important Security Bulletins
============================

MS04-041 - Vulnerability in WordPad Could Allow Code
Execution (885836)

- Affected Software: 
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a 
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
Service Pack 6
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 
- Windows XP Service Pack 1
- Windows XP Service Pack 2
- Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1
- Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

- Impact: Remote Code Execution
- Version Number: 1.0


MS04-042 - Vulnerability in DHCP Could Allow Remote Code
Execution and Denial of Service (885249)

- Affected Software: 
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a 
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
Service Pack 6 

- Impact: Remote Code Execution
- Version Number: 1.0


MS04-043 - Vulnerability in HyperTerminal Could Allow Code
Execution (873339)

- Affected Software: 
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
Service Pack 6
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
- Windows XP Service Pack 1
- Windows XP Service Pack 2
- Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1
- Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

- Impact: Remote Code Execution
- Version Number: 1.0


MS04-044 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel and LSASS Could
Allow Elevation of Privilege (885835)

- Affected Software: 
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
Service Pack 6
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
- Windows XP Service Pack 1
- Windows XP Service Pack 2
- Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1
- Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

- Impact: Elevation of Privilege
- Version Number: 1.0


MS04-045 - Vulnerability in WINS Could Allow Remote Code
Execution (870736)

- Affected Software:
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
Service Pack 6
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition

- Impact: Remote Code Execution
- Version Number: 1.0


Update Availability:
===================
Updates are available to address these issues.
For additional information, including Technical Details,
Workarounds, answers to Frequently Asked Questions,
and Update Deployment Information please read
the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for this
month at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=38912

Support:
========
Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support
Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-2338). There is no
charge for support calls associated with security updates.
International customers can get support from their local Microsoft
subsidiaries. Phone numbers for international support can be found
at: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx

Additional Resources:
=====================
* Microsoft has created a free monthly e-mail newsletter containing
valuable information to help you protect your network. This
newsletter provides practical security tips, topical security
guidance, useful resources and links, pointers to helpful
community resources, and a forum for you to provide feedback
and ask security-related questions.
You can sign up for the newsletter at:

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* Microsoft has created a free e-mail notification service that
serves as a supplement to the Security Notification Service
(this e-mail). It provides timely notification of any minor
changes or revisions to previously released Microsoft Security
Bulletins. This new service provides notifications that are
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Visit http://www.microsoft.com to subscribe to this service:

- Click on Subscribe at the top of the page.
- This will direct you via Passport to the Subscription center.
- Under Newsletter Subscriptions you can sign up for the
"Microsoft Security Notification Service: Comprehensive Version".

* Join Microsoft's webcast for a live discussion of the technical
details of these security bulletins and steps you can take
to protect your environment. Details about the live webcast
can be found at: 

www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/summary.mspx

The on-demand version of the webcast will be available 24 hours
after the live webcast at:

www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/summary.mspx

* Protect your PC: Microsoft has provided information on how you
can help protect your PC at the following locations:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

If you receive an e-mail that claims to be distributing a 
Microsoft security update, it is a hoax that may be distributing a
virus. Microsoft does not distribute security updates through
e-mail. You can learn more about Microsoft's software distribution
policies here:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/topics/policy/swdist.mspx

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

* Greg Jones of KPMG UK (http://www.kpmg.co.uk/)
for reporting an issue described in MS04-041.

* Lord Yup working with iDefense (http://www.idefense.com/)
for reporting an issue described in MS04-041.

* Kostya Kortchinsky (kostya.kortchinsky@xxxxxxxxxx)
from CERT RENATER
for reporting the issues described in MS04-042.

* Brett Moore of Security-Assessment.com
(http://www.security-assessment.com/)
for reporting an issue described in MS04-043.

* Cesar Cerrudo of Application Security Inc.
(http://www.appsecinc.com/)
for reporting the issues described in MS04-044.

* Kostya Kortchinsky (kostya.kortchinsky@xxxxxxxxxx)
from CERT RENATER
for reporting the issues described in MS04-045.


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