0625/03 October/november 2003 Ms

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0625/03 October/november 2003 Ms

Microsoft 0625/03: October/November 2003 Security Bulletins

Summary

Microsoft has released three security bulletins for October and November 2003, addressing critical vulnerabilities in various Microsoft products. This article provides an overview of the MS03-025, MS03-039, and MS03-040 security bulletins, including the affected products, vulnerability details, and recommended actions.

MS03-025: Cumulative Security Patch for Internet Explorer (828750)

  • Affected Products: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5, and 6.0
  • Vulnerability: Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on a user's system.
  • Recommended Action: Install the cumulative security patch to prevent exploitation of these vulnerabilities.

MS03-039: Buffer Overflow in Windows Kernel Message Handling (824141)

  • Affected Products: Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, and Server 2003
  • Vulnerability: A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Windows kernel message handling mechanism could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with system privileges.
  • Recommended Action: Install the security patch to prevent exploitation of this vulnerability.

MS03-040: Flaw in MSDTC and COM+ Could Allow Arbitrary Code Execution (828028)

  • Affected Products: Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, and Server 2003
  • Vulnerability: A flaw in the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) and COM+ could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with system privileges.
  • Recommended Action: Install the security patch to prevent exploitation of this vulnerability.

Recommendations

  • Install the security patches as soon as possible to prevent exploitation of these vulnerabilities.
  • Ensure that your system is up-to-date with the latest security patches and updates.
  • Use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) to scan your system for missing security updates.

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