July’s Patch Tuesday



July 10th, 2007

Here's a the scoop on the patches released by Microsoft today:

Critical:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-036
    Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936542)
    This critical update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and two privately reported vulnerabilities in addition to other security issues identified during the course of the investigation. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Excel file. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-039
    Vulnerability in Windows Active Directory Could Allow Remote Code Execution (926122)
    This critical security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in implementations of Active Directory on Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 that could allow remote code execution or a denial of service condition. Attacks attempting to exploit this vulnerability would most likely result in a denial of service condition. However remote code execution could be possible. On Windows Server 2003 an attacker must have valid logon credentials to exploit this vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts.
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-040
    Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (931212)
    This update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities. Two of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution on client systems with .NET Framework installed, and one could allow information disclosure on Web servers running ASP.NET. In all remote code execution cases, users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

Important:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-037
    Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936548)
    This important security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability. This vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a specially crafted Microsoft Office Publisher file. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability.
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-041
    Vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (939373)
    This important security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability. This vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sent specially crafted URL requests to a Web page hosted by Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1 on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2. IIS 5.1 is not part of a default install of Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of the affected system.

Moderate:

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