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Microsoft Patch Tuesday 2007-01-09

MS70-01
Title Remote code execution in Office 2003 Brazilian grammar checker. Read more...
Replaces
Affected Office 2003
KB KB921585
Known Exploits Yes
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2006-5574 Unknown
MS70-02
Title Multiple Remote code execution vulnerabilities in Excel.
Replaces
Affected Excel, including mac versions
KB KB927198
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2007-0027 Unknown
2007-0028 Unknown
2007-0029 Unknown
2007-0030 Unknown
2007-0031 Unknown
MS70-03
Title Multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities in Outlook
Replaces
Affected Outlook
KB KB925938
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Patch now
ISC Server Rating Patch now
CVE Exploitability
2007-0033 Unknown
2007-0034 Unknown
2006-1305 Unknown
MS70-04
Title Remote code execution in VML.
Replaces MS60-55
Affected VML: IE and Outlook
KB KB929969
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Patch now
ISC Server Rating Patch now
CVE Exploitability
2007-0024 Unknown
We will update issues on this page for about a week or so as they evolve. We appreciate your updates!
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(*): 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: 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 threatatches.