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Microsoft Windows Security Bulletin Summary for May 2004

Included in this advisory are updates for newly discovered vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows.

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  • Date: May 11, 2004


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Title: Microsoft Windows Security Bulletin Summary for
May 2004
Issued: May 11, 2004
Version Number: 1.0
Bulletin:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/winmay04.mspx

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Summary:
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Included in this advisory are updates for newly discovered
vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. These vulnerabilities,
broken down by severity are:

** Important Security Bulletins

MS04-015 - Vulnerability in Help and Support Center Could Allow
Remote Code Execution (840374)

- Affected Software:
- Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1
- Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1
- Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition
- Impact: Remote Code Execution
- Version Number: 1.0

Update Availability:
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Updates are available to fix these vulnerabilities.
For additional information, including Technical Details,
Workarounds, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and Update
Deployment Information please read the Microsoft Windows Security
Bulletin Summary for this month at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/winmay04.mspx

Support:
========
Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support
Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-2338). There is no
charge for support calls associated with security updates.
International customers can get support from their local Microsoft
subsidiaries. Phone numbers for international support can be found
at: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx

Additional Resources:
=====================
* Microsoft has created a free monthly e-mail newsletter containing
valuable information to help you protect your network. This
newsletter provides practical security tips, topical security
guidance, useful resources and links, pointers to helpful
community resources, and a forum for you to provide feedback
and ask security-related questions.
You can sign up for the newsletter at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/secnews/default.mspx

* Microsoft has created a free e-mail notification service that
serves as a supplement to the Security Notification Service
(this e-mail). It provides timely notification of any minor
changes or revisions to previously released Microsoft Security
Bulletins. This new service provides notifications that are
written for IT professionals and contain technical information
about the revisions to security bulletins.
Visit http://www.microsoft.com to subscribe to this service:

- Click on Subscribe at the top of the page.
- This will direct you via Passport to the Subscription center.
- Under Newsletter Subscriptions you can sign up for the
"Microsoft Security Notification Service: Comprehensive Version".

* Join Microsoft's webcast for a live discussion of the technical
details of the this months security bulletins and steps you
can take to protect your environment. Details about the live
webcast can be found at:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=27513

The on-demand version of the webcast will be available 24 hours
after the live webcast at:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=27513

* Protect your PC: Microsoft has provided information on how you
can help protect your PC at the following locations:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

If you receive an e-mail that claims to be distributing a
Microsoft security update, it is a hoax that may be distributing a
virus. Microsoft does not distribute security updates via e-mail.
You can learn more about Microsoft's software distribution
policies here:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/topics/policy/swdist.mspx

Acknowledgments:
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Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to protect
customers:

* Donnie Werner of ExploitLabs.com for reporting the DVD
upgrade issue that has been addressed as part of the MS04-015
security update.(http://www.exploitlabs.com)

Revisions:
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* V1.0 May 11, 2004: Bulletin Created.
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Protect your PC: Microsoft has provided information on how you
can help protect your PC at the following locations:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

If you receive an e-mail that claims to be distributing a
Microsoft security update, it is a hoax that may be distributing a
virus. Microsoft does not distribute security updates via e-mail.
You can learn more about Microsoft's software distribution
policies here:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/topics/policy/swdist.mspx
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