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Microsoft Black Tuesday Overview

Published: 2006-11-16
Last Updated: 2006-11-16 14:53:36 UTC
by Swa Frantzen (Version: 8)
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Overview of the November 2006 Microsoft patches and their status.

# Affected Contra Indications Known Exploits Microsoft rating ISC rating(*)
clients servers
MS06-066 Netware client services - remote code execution & DoS

CVE-2006-4688
CVE-2006-4689
No known problems

KB 923980
PoC exploits available in for pay program
Important Less Urgent Less Urgent
MS06-067 Internet Explorer - remote code execution

CVE-2006-4446
CVE-2006-4777
CVE-2006-4687
No known problems

KB 922760
Actively exploited on websites in the wild

websense
Critical PATCH NOW Important
MS06-068 Microsoft Agent - remote code execution

CVE-2006-3445
No known problems

KB 920213
No known exploits
Critical Critical Less Urgent
MS06-069 Adobe flash player - remote code execution

CVE-2006-3014
CVE-2006-3311
CVE-2006-3587
CVE-2006-3588
CVE-2006-4640
No known problems

KB 923789
No known exploits
Critical Critical Less Urgent
MS06-070 Workstation service - remote code execution

CVE-2006-4691
No known problems

KB 924270
Vulnerability details are public ;
Exploit publicly available
Critical
Critical
(**)
Critical
(**)
MS06-071 XML Core services

CVE-2006-5745
No known problems

KB 928088
also:
KB 927977
KB 927978
Exploits publicly available
Critical PATCH NOW Important

We will update issues on this page as they evolve.
We appreciate updates
US based customers can call Microsoft for free patch related support on 1-866-PCSAFETY

(*): ISC rating
  • We use 4 levels:
    • PATCH NOW: Typically used where we see immediate danger of exploitation. Typical environments will want to deploy these patches ASAP. Workarounds are typically not accepted by users or are not possible. This rating is often used when typical deployments make it vulnerable and exploits are being used or easy to obtain or make.
    • Critical: Anything that needs little to become "interesting" for the dark side. Best approach is to test and deploy ASAP. Workarounds can give more time to test.
    • Important: Things where more testing and other measures can help.
    • Less urgent: Typically we expect the impact if left unpatched to be not that big a deal in the short term. Do not forget them however.
  • The difference between the client and server rating is based on how you use the affected machine. We take into account the typical client and server deployment in the usage of the machine and the common measures people typically have in place already. Measures we presume are simple best practices for servers such as not using outlook, MSIE, word etc. to do traditional office or leisure work.
  • The rating is not a risk analysis as such. It is a rating of importance of the vulnerability and the perceived or even predicted threat for affected systems. The rating does not account for the number of affected systems there are. It is for an affected system in a typical worst-case role.
  • Only the organization itself is in a position to do a full risk analysis involving the presence (or lack of) affected systems, the actually implemented measures, the impact on their operation and the value of the assets involved.
  • All patches released by a vendor are important enough to have a close look if you use the affected systems. There is little incentive for vendors to publicize patches that do not have some form of risk to them.
(**): Of the supported versions of windows this is mainly affecting Windows 2000. The vulnerability exists on Windows XP, to a lesser degree and seems to be absent from Windows 2003.

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