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Microsoft Patch Tuesday 2008-08-12

MS80-41
Title Vulnerability in the ActiveX Control for the Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces
Affected Access, Snapshot Viewer
KB KB955617
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2008-2463 Unknown
MS80-42
Title Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces
Affected Word
KB KB955048
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2008-2244 Unknown
MS80-43
Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces
Affected Excel
KB KB954066
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2008-3003 Unknown
2008-3004 Unknown
2008-3005 Unknown
2008-3006 Unknown
MS80-44
Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Filters Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces
Affected Office 2000, XP 2003, Works 8, Project
KB KB924090
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2008-3018 Unknown
2008-3019 Unknown
2008-3020 Unknown
2008-3021 Unknown
2008-3460 Unknown
MS80-45
Title Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
Replaces
Affected Internet Explorer
KB KB953838
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Patch now
ISC Server Rating Patch now
CVE Exploitability
2008-2254 Unknown
2008-2255 Unknown
2008-2256 Unknown
2008-2257 Unknown
2008-2258 Unknown
2008-2259 Unknown
MS80-46
Title Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Image Color Management System Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces
Affected Windows 2000, XP, 2003
KB KB952954
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2008-2245 Unknown
MS80-47
Title Vulnerability in IPsec Policy Processing Could Allow Information Disclosure
Replaces
Affected Vista, 2008
KB KB95373
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2008-2246 Unknown
MS80-48
Title Security Update for Outlook Express and Windows Mail
Replaces
Affected Windows (OE, Mail)
KB KB951066
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2008-1448 Unknown
MS80-49
Title Vulnerability in Event System Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces
Affected Windows
KB KB950974
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2008-1456 Unknown
2008-1457 Unknown
MS80-50
Title Vulnerability in Windows Messenger Could Allow Information Disclosure
Replaces
Affected Windows Messenger
KB KB955702
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2008-0082 Unknown
MS80-51
Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces
Affected PowerPoint
KB KB949785
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2008-0120 Unknown
2008-0121 Unknown
2008-1455 Unknown
We will update issues on this page for about a week or so as they evolve. We appreciate your 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: 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.