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Microsoft Macintosh Products Security Bulletin Summary for February, 2004

Included in this advisory is an update describing a newly discovered vulnerability in Microsoft Macintosh products.

  • Vendor: Microsoft
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  • Date: February 10, 2004


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Title: Microsoft Macintosh Products Security Bulletin Summary for
February, 2004
Issued: February 10, 2004
Version Number: 1.0
Bulletin:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/macfeb04.asp

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Summary:
========
Included in this advisory is an update describing a newly discovered
vulnerability in Microsoft Macintosh products.

** Important Security Bulletins

MS04-005 - Vulnerability in Virtual PC for Mac could lead to
privilege elevation (835150)

- Affected Software:
- Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac version 6.0
- Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac version 6.01
- Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac version 6.02
- Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac version 6.1

- Impact: Elevation of Privilege
- Version Number: 1.0

Update Availability:
===================
An update is available to fix this vulnerability.
For additional information, including Technical Details,
Workarounds, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and Update
Deployment Information please read the Microsoft Macintosh Products
Security Bulletin Summary for February at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/macfeb04.asp

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 patches.
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

* Join our Microsoft webcast for a live discussion of the technical
details of the February security bulletins and steps you can take
to protect your environment. Details can be found at:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=22796

* 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 patch, it is a hoax that may be distributing a
virus. Microsoft does not distribute security patches via e-mail.
You can learn more about Microsoft's software distribution
policies here:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/policy/swdist.asp

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

- - George Gal of stake (http://www.atstake.com) for reporting the
issue described in MS04-005.


Revisions:
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* V1.0 February, 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 patch, it is a hoax that may be distributing a
virus. Microsoft does not distribute security patches via e-mail.
You can learn more about Microsoft's software distribution
policies here:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/policy/swdist.asp
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