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SUMMARY

As part of an ongoing commitment to provide detection tools and deployment recommendations for security updates, Microsoft is delivering this detection and deployment guidance for all updates that are released during a Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) release cycle. This guidance contains recommendations that are based on the types of scenarios that may exist in various Microsoft operating system environments. This guidance includes the use of tools such as Microsoft Windows Update, Microsoft Office Update, Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), the Office Detection Tool, Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), the Extended Security Update Inventory Tool, and the Enterprise Update Scan Tool (EST). Currently, the guidance in this document does not apply to 64-bit systems. Microsoft intends to add this information in future releases of this guide.

INTRODUCTION

This article describes detection and deployment guidance for the security release that is dated August 9, 2005.

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Detection and deployment

Environments that detect and deploy security updates by using Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Office Update

Most of the security updates that were released on August 9, 2005 are available on the following Microsoft Web sites:
  • Windows Update
  • Microsoft Update
  • Office Update
However, not all the security updates are available on these Web sites. The following security update is not available on these Web sites or is only partially supported on these Web sites:
  • Security update 890169
    Security update 890169 is an update for Microsoft Word. Word 2002 and Word 2003 are supported by the Microsoft Update site. Word 2000, Word 2002, and Word 2003 are supported by the Office Update site. Microsoft is re-releasing security update 890169 because of a discovery that Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 is also vulnerable to the issue that is described in security bulletin MS05-23. Microsoft Office Word Viewer is not supported by Microsoft Update or by Office Update. Word Viewer 2003 is not supported by Microsoft Update or by Office update because Word Viewer 2003 is not part of the Microsoft Office suite of products. The April 12, 2005 Enterprise Update Scan Tool was originally released only for detection of security update 890169. The tool now detects the re-released version of this security update.

Environments that detect security updates by using MBSA version 1.2.1 or MBSA version 2.0

If you use MBSA version 1.2.1 or MBSA version 2.0 to detect security updates, you can detect most of the updates that were released on August 9, 2005. The following security update is not detected or is only partially detected by MBSA:
Security update 890169
Security update 890169 is an update for Word. Word 2000, Word 2002, and Word 2003 are supported by the Office Detection Tool as part of a local MBSA 1.2.1 scan. Word 2002 and Word 2003 are supported by MBSA 2.0 for both local and remote scans. Microsoft is re-releasing security update 890169 because of a discovery that Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 is also vulnerable to the issue that is described in security bulletin MS05-23. Word Viewer 2003 is not supported by MBSA 1.2.1 or by MBSA 2.0 because Word Viewer 2003 is not part of the Office suite of products. The April 12, 2005 Enterprise Update Scan Tool was originally released only for detection of security update 890169. The tool now detects the re-released version of this security update.
For more information about how to obtain the Enterprise Update Scan Tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
894193  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894193/ ) How to obtain and use the Enterprise Update Scan Tool

Environments that detect and deploy security updates by using Software Update Services or Windows Server Update Services

If you use Software Update Services (SUS) or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to detect and to deploy security updates, you can detect most of the updates that were released on August 9, 2005. The following update is not detected by SUS and by WSUS or is only partially supported by SUS and by WSUS:
Security update 890169
Security update 890169 is an update for Word. Word 2002 and Word 2003 are supported by Windows Server Update Services. Microsoft is re-releasing security update 890169 because of a discovery that Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 is vulnerable to the issue that is described in security bulletin MS05-23. Word Viewer 2003 is not supported by SUS or by WSUS. Word Viewer 2003 is not supported by SUS because SUS has never supported Office products. Word Viewer 2003 is not supported by WSUS because Word Viewer 2003 is not part of the Office suite of products. The April 12, 2005 Enterprise Update Scan Tool was originally released only for detection of security update 890169. The tool now detects the re-released version of this security update.

Environments that detect and deploy security updates by using SMS with the Software Update Services Feature Pack and with the Extended Security Update Inventory Tool

If you use Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) to detect and to deploy security updates, you can detect all the security updates that were released on August 9, 2005.

Some of the security updates may be fully detected only if you use the latest cumulative Extended Security Update Inventory Tool. To obtain this tool, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2C93DA1D-48A0-4E5C-991F-87E08954F61B&displaylang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2C93DA1D-48A0-4E5C-991F-87E08954F61B)

Summary of detection and deployment guidance

The following table summarizes the detection and deployment guidance for each new security update.
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Office UpdateWindows UpdateMicrosoft UpdateMBSA 1.2 and the Office Detection ToolMBSA 2.0SUSWSUSThe stand-alone Enterprise Update Scan ToolSMS with the SUS Feature Pack
Security update/Bulletin/ComponentDetect and deployDetect and deployDetect and deployDetect onlyDetect onlyDetect and deployDetect and deployDetect onlyDetect and deploy
896727/MS05-038/Microsoft Internet ExplorerN/AYesYesYesYesYesYesN/AYes
899588/MS05-039/SMB/PNPN/AYesYesYesYesYesYesN/AYes
893756/MS05-040/TAPISRVN/AYesYesYesYesYesYesN/AYes
899591/MS05-041/RDPN/AYesYesYesYesYesYesN/AYes
899587/MS05-042/KerberosN/AYesYesYesYesYesYesN/AYes
896423/MS05-043/Print SpoolerN/AYesYesYesYesYesYesN/AYes

Re-released security updates

The following table summarizes the detection and deployment guidance for each re-released security update.
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Office UpdateWindows UpdateMicrosoft UpdateMBSA 1.2 and the Office Detection ToolMBSA 2.0SUSWSUSThe stand-alone Enterprise Update Scan ToolSMS with the SUS Feature Pack
Security update/Bulletin/ComponentDetect and deployDetect and deployDetect and deployDetect onlyDetect onlyDetect and deployDetect and deployDetect onlyDetect and deploy
890169/MS05-023/WordPartially supported. See the Office Update section for more information.N/APartially supported. See the Microsoft Update section for more information.Partially supported. See the MBSA section for more information.Partially supported. See the MBSA section for more information.N/APartially supported. See the WSUS section for more information.Partially supported. See the MBSA section for more information.Yes
890046/MS05-032/MSAgentN/AYesYesYesYesYesYesN/AYes

Reasons for re-release

  • Security update 890169 (MS05-023) is being re-released because of a subsequent discovery that Word Viewer 2003 is vulnerable to the issue that is described in security bulletin MS05-23. See the "Frequently asked questions (FAQ)" section of security bulletin MS05-023 for specific details.
  • Security update 890046 (MS05-032) is being re-released because of a subsequent discovery that the kill bit for this control was not implemented correctly on 64-bit operating systems. This discovery does not change the detection and deployment guidance for this update. See the FAQ section of security update 890046 for specific details.

Frequently asked questions

Q1: What is Microsoft doing to provide guidance about how to deploy these updates?

A1: Microsoft encourages system administrators to join the monthly technical webcast to learn more about security updates. The webcast for these security update airs on August 10, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. (Pacific Time). To register, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032277894&EventCategory=4 (http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032277894&EventCategory=4)
Q2: Is the Enterprise Update Scan Tool cumulative like the Extended Security Update Inventory Tool is for SMS?

A2: No, the Enterprise Update Scan Tool is not cumulative. There are no plans to make the Enterprise Update Scan tool cumulative.

Q3: Can I use Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) to determine whether the updates are required?

A3: You can use MBSA 1.2.1 and MBSA 2.0 to detect the security updates that were released in August 2005. These security updates are discussed in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
896727  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896727/ ) MS05-038: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
899588  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899588/ ) MS05-039: Vulnerability in Plug and Play could allow remote code execution and elevation of privilege
893756  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893756/ ) MS05-040: Vulnerability in Telephony service could allow remote code execution
899591  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899591/ ) MS05-041: Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol could allow denial of service
899587  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899587/ ) MS05-042: Vulnerabilities in Kerberos could allow denial of service, information disclosure, and spoofing
896423  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896423/ ) MS05-043: Vulnerability in Print Spooler service could allow remote code execution
890046  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890046/ ) MS05-032: Vulnerability in Microsoft agent could allow spoofing
Security update 890169 is partially supported by MBSA 1.2.1 and by MBSA 2.0.
890169  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890169/ ) MS05-023: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word could lead to remote code execution

For more information about the partial detection of security update 890169, see the "Environments that detect security updates by using MBSA version 1.2.1 or MBSA version 2.0" section.

For more information about the programs that the MBSA currently does not detect, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
306460  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306460/ ) Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) returns note messages for some updates
895660  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895660/ ) Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.0 is available
If you installed a program that is listed in the "Affected software" section of security bulletin MS05-023, you may have to manually determine whether you must install the required security update. For more information about MBSA, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/cc184924.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/cc184924.aspx)
Q4: Which security updates require that I use the Enterprise Update Scan Tool together with MBSA to identify vulnerable systems on my network?

A4: In certain conditions, security update 890169 is partially supported by the Enterprise Update Scan Tool when you use the tool together with MBSA. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
890169  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/890169/ ) MS05-023: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word could lead to remote code execution
For more information, see the "Environments that detect security updates by using MBSA version 1.2.1 and MBSA version 2.0" section.

Q5: Can I use Systems Management Server (SMS) to determine whether the updates are required?

A5: Yes. SMS helps detect and deploy these security updates. SMS uses MBSA for detection. Therefore, SMS does not detect the same programs that MBSA does not detect. For more information about SMS, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/default.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/default.mspx)
The Security Update Inventory Tool and the Extended Security Update Inventory Tool are both required for detection of all the security updates for Microsoft Windows and for other affected Microsoft products. For more information about the limitations of the Security Update Inventory Tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
306460  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306460/ ) Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) returns note messages for some updates
SMS also uses the Microsoft Office Inventory Tool to detect the required security updates for Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Word.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
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