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Overview of security bulletins for July 2004

This advisory contains information about all security updates released this month. It is broken down by security bulletin severity.

  • Vendor: Microsoft
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  • Date: July 13, 2004


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Title: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2004
Issued: July 13, 2004
Version Number: 1.0
Bulletin: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=32567
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Summary:
========
This advisory contains information about all security updates
released this month. It is broken down by security bulletin severity.

Critical Security Bulletins
===========================

MS04-022 - Vulnerability in Task Scheduler Could Allow Code
Execution (841873)

- Affected Software:
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
- Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1
- Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1

- Affected Components:
- Internet Explorer 6 when installed on Windows
NT 4.0 SP6a (Workstation, Server, or Terminal
Server Edition)

- Impact: Remote Code Execution
- Version Number: 1.0

MS04-023 - Vulnerability in HTML Help Could Allow Code
Execution (840315)

- Affected Software:
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
- 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

- Affected Components:
- Internet Explorer 6 when installed on Windows
NT 4.0 SP6a (Workstation, Server, or Terminal
Server Edition)

- Review the FAQ section of bulletin MS04-O23 for
information about these operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME)

- Impact: Remote Code Execution
- Version Number: 1.0

Important Security Bulletins
============================

MS04-019 - Vulnerability in Utility Manager Could Allow Code
Execution (842526)

- Affected Software:
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

- Impact: Remote Code Execution
- Version Number: 1.0

MS04-020 - Vulnerability in POSIX Could Allow Code
Execution (841872)

- Affected Software:
- Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
Service Pack 6
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

- Impact: Remote Code Execution
- Version Number: 1.0

MS04-021 - Security Update for IIS 4.0 (841373)

- Affected Software:
- Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a

- Impact: Remote Code Execution
- Version Number: 1.0

MS04-024 - Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote
Code Execution (839645)

- Affected Software:
- Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
Service Pack 6
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
- 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

- Review the FAQ section of bulletin MS04-O24 for
information about these operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME)

- Impact: Remote Code Execution
- Version Number: 1.0

Moderate Security Bulletins
===========================

MS04-018 - Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express
(823353)

- Affected Software:
- Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a
- Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
Service Pack 6
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 2
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
- 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

- Review the FAQ section of bulletin MS04-O18 for
information about these operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME)

- Impact: Denial of Service
- Version Number: 1.0

Update Availability:
===================
Updates are available to address these issues.
For additional information, including Technical Details,
Workarounds, answers to Frequently Asked Questions,
and Update Deployment Information please read
the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for this
month at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=32567

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 these 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=30865

The on-demand version of the webcast will be available 24 hours
after the live webcast at:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=30865

* 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 through
e-mail. You can learn more about Microsoft's software distribution
policies here:

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

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

Cesar Cerrudo of Application Security Inc. for reporting an issue
described in MS04-019. (http://www.appsecinc.com)

Rafal Wojtczuk working with McAfee for reporting an
issue described in MS04-020. (http://www.mcafee.com)

Brett Moore of Security-Assessment.com for reporting an issue
described in MS04-022. (http://www.security-assessment.com)

Dustin Schneider for reporting an issue described in MS04-022.
(mailto://dschnverizon.net)

Peter Winter-Smith of Next Generation Security Software Ltd. for
reporting an issue described in MS04-022.
(http://www.nextgenss.com)

Brett Moore of Security-Assessment.com for reporting an issue
described in MS04-023. (http://www.security-assessment.com)

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