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Microsoft Security Bulletin(s) for 9/14/2004

by Donna Buenaventura / September 14, 2004 4:11 AM PDT

September 14, 2004
Today Microsoft released the following Security Bulletins.

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Bulletin Summaries:

September Summary
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms04-sep.mspx

Critical Bulletins:

MS04-028 - Buffer Overrun in JPEG Processing (GDI+) Could Allow Code Execution (833987)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS04-028.mspx

Important Bulletins:

MS04-027 - Vulnerability in WordPerfect Converter Could Allow Code Execution (884933)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS04-027.mspx

This represents our regularly scheduled monthly bulletin release (second Tuesday of each month). Please note that Microsoft may release bulletins out side of this schedule if we determine the need to do so.

If you have any questions regarding the patch or its implementation after reading the above listed bulletin you should contact Product Support Services in the United States at 1-866-PCSafety (1-866-727-2338). International customers should contact their local subsidiary.

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Re: MS04-028
by Harv / September 15, 2004 7:46 PM PDT

According to Microsoft Trustworthy Computing: Security,
this critical update does not apply to those of us who have installed WinXP SP2, right?

Important Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) is not affected by this issue. Windows XP SP2 users only need to update Office (if installed).

Windows Update indicated that I should install the critical update for WordPerfect on account I have Office 2000 on my pc. So, I installed MS04-027 ONLY.

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What you did is correct Harv
by Donna Buenaventura / September 15, 2004 10:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: MS04-028

No need to install the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 if users has SP2 installed but if Visual Studio .NET 2002 or Visual Studio .NET 2003 is installed , users of XP SP2 need to install Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028

From the bulletin FAQ:

If I use Windows XP Service Pack 2 and use any of the affected software, what should I do?
Windows XP Service Pack 2 does not contain a vulnerable version of the affected component. However, if you have installed any of the affected Office, Visio, or Project applications you should install the updates for those applications. The easiest way to address this vulnerability is to install the updates provided by Office Update. If you have not installed any of the affected Office, Visio, or Project applications you do not have to install any other security updates because the other affected software and affected components use the operating system version of the vulnerable component on Windows XP Service Pack 2.

The exception for this is if you use Visual Studio .NET 2002 or Visual Studio .NET 2003 to develop applications that redistribute the Gdiplus.dll file. In this case you need to install the security updates for those programs even if you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2. See the Security Update Information section for these updates for more information.

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