Detection and deployment guidance for the December 2006 security release

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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 using tools such as Windows Update, Office Update, the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), the Office Detection Tool, Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), the Extended Security Update Inventory Tool, and the Enterprise Scan Tool (EST).

Introduction

This article describes the detection and deployment guidance for the security release that is dated December 12, 2006.

Detection and deployment

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

Security updates that released on December 12, 2006 are available on the following Web sites. Any exceptions are in the following list.
  • Microsoft Windows Update
    http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate
    • Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Update
    http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate
    • Windows 2000, Window XP, and Windows Server 2003
    • Microsoft Office XP, and Office 2003
    • Microsoft Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003
    • Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004
    • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Office Update
    http://officeupdate.microsoft.com
    • Office 2000, Office XP, and Office 2003
  • Mactopia
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/
    • Office 2001 for Mac
    • Office X for Mac
    • Office 2004 for Mac
Note Not every update is available on every Web site in this list.

Environments that detect security updates by using the MBSA version 1.2.1, MBSA version 2.0, and MBSA version 2.0.1

MBSA version 1.2.1 contains an integrated version of the Office Detection Tool. If you use MBSA version 1.2.1, MBSA version 2.0, or MBSA version 2.0.1 to detect security updates, you can detect most of the security updates that released on December 12, 2006. Any exceptions are in the following list.

Note The Office Detection Tool part of MBSA 1.2.1 is limited to local scans only.

Note MBSA 1.2.1 does not support x64-based or Itanium-based versions of Windows.
  • 925674 (MS06-073): MBSA 1.2.1 does not support any part of this security update. The December 12, 2006 Enterprise Scan Tool will detect the need for this update.
  • 923694 (MS06-076): MBSA 1.2.1 does not support any part of this security update. The December 12, 2006 Enterprise Scan Tool will detect the need for this update.
  • 926121 (MS06-077): MBSA 1.2.1 does not support any part of this security update. The December 12, 2006 Enterprise Scan Tool will detect the need for this update.
  • 923689 (MS06-078): MBSA 1.2.1 supports only the Windows Media Player 6.4 part of this security update. The December 12, 2006 Enterprise Scan Tool will detect the need for the other parts of this update.
For more information how to obtain the Enterprise Scan Tool (EST), click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
894193 How to obtain and use the Enterprise Scan Tool

Environments that detect and that 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 security updates that released on December 12, 2006. Any exceptions are in the following list.

Note SUS 1.0 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) does not support x64-based or Itanium-based versions of Windows.
  • 925674 (MS06-073): SUS does not support any part of this update.

Environments that detect and that deploy security updates by using SMS 2.0 together with the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT), SMS 2003 together with SUIT, or SMS 2003 together with the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU)

If you use SMS 2.0 together with SUIT, SMS 2003 together with SUIT, or SMS 2003 together with ITMU to detect and to deploy security updates, you can detect and deploy most security updates that released on December 12, 2006. Any exceptions are in the following list.

Note SMS 2.0 does not support x64-based or Itanium-based versions of Windows.
  • 925674 (MS06-073): SMS together with SUIT does not support any part of this security update. The Extended Security Update Inventory Tool (ESUIT) will detect the need for this update.
  • 923694 (MS06-076): SMS together with SUIT does not support any part of this security update. ESUIT will detect the need for this update.
  • 923689 (MS06-078): SMS together with SUIT supports only the Windows Media Player 6.4 part of this security update. ESUIT will detect the need for the other parts of this update.
To obtain ESUIT, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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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Security update Bulletin Component Office Update Windows Update Microsoft Update MBSA 1.2 and the Office Detection Tool MBSA 2.0 and MBSA 2.0.1 SUS WSUS Enterprise Scan Tool SMS Security Update Inventory Tool SMS Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates
Detect and deploy Detect and deploy Detect and deploy Detect only Detect only Detect and deploy Detect and deploy Detect only Detect and deploy Detect and deploy
925454 MS06-072 Microsoft Internet Explorer Not applicable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not applicable Yes Yes
925674 MS06-073 Microsoft Visual Studio Not applicable Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes, with ESUIT Yes
926247 MS06-074 SNMP Not applicable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not applicable Yes Yes
926255 MS06-075 File Manifest Not applicable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not applicable Yes Yes
923694 MS06-076 Microsoft Outlook Express Not applicable Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, with ESUIT Yes
926121 MS06-077 Remote Installation Services (RIS) Not applicable Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
923689 MS06-078 Windows Media Player Not applicable Yes Yes Partially, see the MBSA section Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, with ESUIT Partially, see the SMS section

Rereleased security updates

Security update 924164 (security bulletin MS06-059) was rereleased on December 12, 2006. For more information, visit the following Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-059.mspx
The detection and deployment information that is listed in the October 2006 Detection and Deployment guide has not changed because of this rerelease. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
926017 Detection and deployment guidance for the October, 2006 security release

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 this security update airs on December 13, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. (Pacific Time). To register, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032317233
Q2: ESUIT is cumulative for SMS. Is EST also cumulative?

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

Q3: Can I use MBSA to determine whether these updates are required?

A3: Yes. You can use the MBSA 1.2.1, MBSA 2.0, and MBSA 2.0.1 to fully detect the need for the following security updates that released on December 12, 2006, except where noted.
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Microsoft Knowledge Base article Bulletin ID Component Detection note
925674 MS06-073 Visual Studio See the MBSA section for more information
923694 MS06-076 Outlook Express See the MBSA section for more information
926121 MS06-077 RIS See the MBSA section for more information
923689 MS06-078 Media Player See the MBSA section for more information
For more information the programs that the MBSA currently does not detect, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
306460 Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 1.2.1(MBSA) returns note messages for some updates
895660 Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.0 is available

If you installed a program that is listed in the "Affected software" section of a security bulletin that is mentioned in the related article, 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://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=21134


Q4: Which security updates require that I use the Enterprise Scan Tool together with the MBSA to find vulnerable systems on my network?

A4: The following table lists the updates that require that you use this tool together with MBSA.
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Microsoft Knowledge Base article Bulletin ID Component
925674 MS06-073 Microsoft Visual Studio
923694 MS06-076 Microsoft Outlook Express
926121 MS06-077 RIS
923689 MS06-078 Windows Media Player
Q5: Can I use SMS to determine whether the updates are required?

A5: Yes. SMS helps detect and deploy these security updates. When you use SMS 2.0 or SMS 2003 together with SUIT, you are using MBSA 1.2.1 technology for detection. Therefore, SMS 2.0 and SMS 2003 have limitations that resemble the limitations of MBSA 1.2.1. For more information about SMS, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=21158
You must use SUIT together with ESUIT to detect all the security updates on Microsoft Windows and on other affected Microsoft products. For more information the limitations of the Security Update Inventory Tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
306460 Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) returns note messages for some updates


SMS 2.0 and SMS 2003 together with the Software Updates Inventory Tool also use the Microsoft Office Inventory Tool to detect security updates that are required for Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Word.

Alternatively, SMS 2003 customers can also use ITMU to detect and deploy security updates. ITMU uses technology from Microsoft Update. For more information about ITMU, visit the following Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sms/bb676783.aspx

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Article ID: 929656 - Last Review: September 30, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
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  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition
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