If you use Internet Explorer IE Read This ! !

 

This is a pretty important security Bulletin. If you use Internet Explorer and go to a specially crafted web page you could be at real risk…..

 

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-078 – Critical

Security Update for Internet Explorer (960714)

 

 

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. 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.

This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 5.01, Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1, and Internet Explorer 7. For information about Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2, please see the section, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way Internet Explorer validates data binding parameters and handles the error resulting in the exploitable condition. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection under the next section, Vulnerability Information.

This security update also addresses the vulnerability first described in Microsoft Security Advisory 961051.

Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately.

Affected and Non-Affected Software

The software listed here have been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Affected Software

Operating System Component Maximum Security Impact Aggregate Severity Rating Bulletins Replaced by This Update
Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1        

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Internet Explorer 6        

Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Internet Explorer 7        

Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3

Windows Internet Explorer 7

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Windows Internet Explorer 7

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Windows Internet Explorer 7

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Windows Internet Explorer 7

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems

Windows Internet Explorer 7

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1

Windows Internet Explorer 7

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1

Windows Internet Explorer 7

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems

Windows Internet Explorer 7

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems

Windows Internet Explorer 7

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems

Windows Internet Explorer 7

Remote Code Execution

Critical

None

Note For information about Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2, please see the section, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update.

Vulnerability Information

Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers

Pointer Reference Memory Corruption Vulnerability – CVE-2008-4844

Update Information

Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance

Security Update Deployment

 

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-078 – Critical

Posted Michael Corey,

Founder & CEO, Ntirety

www.ntirety.com

 

 

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