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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October, 2005

Published: October 11, 2005 | Updated: October 13, 2005

Version: 1.1

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Summary

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

Critical (3)

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS05-050

Bulletin Title

Vulnerability in DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution (904706)

Executive Summary

A vulnerability exists in DirectShow that could allow an attacker to take complete control of the affected system.

Maximum Severity Rating

Critical

Impact of Vulnerability

Remote Code Execution

Affected Software

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

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS05-051

Bulletin Title

Vulnerabilities in MSDTC and COM+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (902400)

Executive Summary

Vulnerabilities exist in MSDC and COM+ that could allow an attacker to take complete control of the affected system.

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 MS05-052

Bulletin Title

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (896688)

Executive Summary

A vulnerability exists in Internet Explorer that could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system.

Maximum Severity Rating

Critical

Impact of Vulnerability

Remote Code Execution

Affected Software

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

Important (4)

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS05-046

Bulletin Title

Vulnerability in the Client Services for Netware Could Allow Remote Code Execution (899589)

Executive Summary

A vulnerability exists in Client Services for NetWare that could allow an attacker to take complete control of the affected system. Client Services for Netware is not installed by default on Microsoft Windows.

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 MS05-047

Bulletin Title

Vulnerability in Plug and Play Could Allow Remote Code Execution and Local Elevation of Privilege (905749)

Executive Summary

A vulnerability exists in Plug and Play (PnP) that could allow an attacker to take complete control of the affected system. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and 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 MS05-048

Bulletin Title

Vulnerability in the Microsoft Collaboration Objects Could Allow Remote Code Execution (907245)

Executive Summary

A vulnerability exists in Microsoft Collaboration Data Objects that could allow an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability to take complete control of the affected system. The SMTP service in Windows and Exchange is not vulnerable in the default configuration.

Maximum Severity Rating

Important

Impact of Vulnerability

Remote Code Execution

Affected Software

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

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS05-049

Bulletin Title

Vulnerabilities in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (900725)

Executive Summary

Vulnerabilities exist in Windows that could allow an attacker to take complete control of the affected system. User interaction is required for an attacker to exploit this vulnerability.

Maximum Severity Rating

Important

Impact of Vulnerability

Remote Execution of Code

Affected Software

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

Moderate (2)

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS05-044

Bulletin Title

Vulnerability in the Windows FTP Client Could Allow File Transfer Location and Tampering (905495)

Executive Summary

A tampering vulnerability exists in the Windows FTP client that could allow an attacker to modify the intended destination location for a file transfer. User interaction is required for an attacker to exploit this vulnerability.

Maximum Severity Rating

Moderate

Impact of Vulnerability

Tampering

Affected Software

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

Bulletin IdentifierMicrosoft Security Bulletin MS05-045

Bulletin Title

Vulnerability in Network Connection Manager Could Allow Denial of Service (905414)

Executive Summary

A vulnerability exists in Network Connection Manager that could allow an attacker to cause the component responsible for managing network and remote access connections to stop responding. An attacker must have valid logon credentials to exploit this vulnerability.

Maximum Severity Rating

Moderate

Impact of Vulnerability

Denial of Service

Affected Software

Windows. 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 MS05-044 through MS05-048
 Details Details Details Details Details

Bulletin Identifier

MS05-044

MS05-045

MS05-046

MS05-047

MS05-048

Maximum Severity Rating

Moderate

Moderate

Important

Important

Important

Windows Affected Software:

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2003

Moderate

Moderate

 Important

 

Moderate

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

 

Low

 Important

 

Moderate

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems

Moderate

 

 

 

Moderate

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1for Itanium-based Systems

 

 

 

 

Moderate

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition

 

 

 

 

Moderate

Windows XP Service Pack 1

Moderate

Moderate

Important

Important

Moderate

Windows XP Service Pack 2

 

Low

Important

Important

Moderate

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

 

 

 

 

Critical

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

[3]

Moderate

Important

Important

Important

Windows Millennium Edition (Me)

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Affected Operating System Components:

 

 

 

 

 

Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

Moderate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange Affected Software:

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange 2000 SP3 with the Exchange 2000 Post-Service Pack 3 Update Rollup of August 2004

 

 

 

 

Important

Affected Software and Download Locations for MS05-049 through MS05-052
 Details Details Details Details

Bulletin Identifier

MS05-049

MS05-050

MS05-051

MS05-052

Maximum Severity Rating

Important

Critical

Critical

Critical

Windows Affected Software:

 

 

 

 

Windows Server 2003

Important

Critical

Important

[1]

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

Important

Critical

Important

[1]

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems

Important

Critical

Important

[1]

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems

Important

Critical

Important

[1]

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition

Important

Critical

Important

[1]

Windows XP Service Pack 1

Important

Critical

Critical

[1]

Windows XP Service Pack 2

Important

Critical

Important

[1]

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Important

Critical

Important

[1]

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

Important

Critical

Critical

[1]

Windows Millennium Edition (Me)

 

[2]

 

[2]

Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)

 

[2]

 

[2]

Windows 98

 

[2]

 

[2]

 

 

 

 

 

Windows Affected Operating System Components:

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Critical

Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 on Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

 

 

 

[2]

Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 98, on Microsoft Windows 98 SE, or on Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

 

 

 

[2]

Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1

 

 

 

Critical

Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2

 

 

 

Critical

Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

 

 

 

Moderate

Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 on Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

 

 

 

[2]

Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems

 

 

 

Moderate

Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Professional 2003 x64 Edition

 

 

 

Critical

Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition

 

 

 

Moderate

DirectX 8.0, 8.0a, 8.1, 8.1a, 8.1b, and 8.2 when installed on Windows 2000

 

Critical

 

 

DirectX 9.0, 9.0a, 9.0b, and 9.0c when installed on Windows 2000

 

Critical

 

 

DirectX 9.0, 9.0a, 9.0b, and 9.0c when installed on Windows XP

 

Critical

 

 

DirectX 9.0, 9.0a, 9.0b, and 9.0c when installed on Windows Server 2003

 

Critical

 

 

Notes

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

[2] Critical security updates for these platforms are available and are provided as part of this security bulletin and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Web site or the Windows Update Web site.

[3] By default, this operating system is not vulnerable to this issue. However, this operating system could become vulnerable if other software programs or components are installed. See 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.

Other information:

Acknowledgments

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

Kostya Kortchinsky with CERT RENATER for reporting an issue described in MS05-046

eEye Digital Security for reporting an issue described in MS05-047

Gary O’leary-Steele of Sec-1 for reporting an issue described in MS05-048

Cesar Cerrudo of Argeniss for reporting an issue described in MS05-049

Brett Moore of security-assessment.com for reporting an issue described in MS05-049

eEye Digital Security for reporting an issue described in MS05-050

eEye Digital Security for reporting an issue described in MS05-051

Cesar Cerrudo of Argeniss for reporting an issue described in MS05-051

iDefense for reporting issues described in MS05-051

Will Dormann of CERT/CC for reporting an issue described in MS05-052

FrSIRT for reporting an issue described in MS05-052

Parvez Anwar of MCI for reporting an issue described in MS05-052

eEye Digital Security for reporting an issue described in MS05-052

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.

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 (October 11, 2005): Bulletin to be published

V1.1 (October 13, 2005): Bulletin revised to update the severity ratings of the MS05-052 Security Bulletin.


 

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