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Microsoft Patch Tuesday 2008-09-09

MS80-52
Title Multiple vulnerabilities in GDI+: VML heap buffer overflow, EMF memory corruption, GIF parsing, WMF buffer overflow, BMP header overflow. Impact is code execution. GDI+ is used by -among many others- Internet Explorer and Office to draw images.
Replaces MS40-28, MS80-40
Affected GDI+
KB KB954593
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2008-3012 Unknown
2008-3013 Unknown
2008-3014 Unknown
2008-3015 Unknown
2007-5348 Unknown
MS80-53
Title Windows media encoder installs an ActiveX control maked safe for scripting, but it was never intended to be used by Internet Explorer.
Replaces
Affected Windows media encoder
KB KB954156
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2008-3008 Unknown
MS80-54
Title Windows media Player 11 input validation error in handling server side playlists. impact: code execution.
Replaces
Affected Windows media player 11
KB KB954154
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2008-2253 Unknown
MS80-55
Title Lack of input validation in the URL validator for the OneNote protocol. The impact is code execution.
Replaces MS70-25, MS80-16
Affected Office
KB KB955047
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2008-3007 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.