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Microsoft Patch Tuesday 2009-05-12

Title A multitude of vulnerabilities allow random code execution. While Office for Mac versions and Works are affected by some of the vulnerabilities disclosed in the advisory, there are NO patches available from Microsoft at this time for these products.
Replaces MS80-51
Affected Powerpoint
KB KB967340
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Patch now
ISC Server Rating Patch now
CVE Exploitability
2009-0220 1
2009-0221 2
2009-0222 1
2009-0223 1
2009-0224 2
2009-0225 2
2009-0226 1
2009-0227 1
2009-0556 1
2009-1128 1
2009-1129 1
2009-1130 1
2009-1131 1
2009-1137 1
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.