Detection and deployment guidance for the May 8, 2007 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 (ESUIT), and the Enterprise Scan Tool (EST).

INTRODUCTION

This article describes the detection and deployment guidance for the security release that is dated May 8, 2007.

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Detection and deployment

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

Security updates that were released on May 8, 2007 are available through the following Web sites. Any exceptions are in the following list. The products that are supported by each Web site are also listed.
  • Microsoft Windows Update
    http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate
    • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Update
    http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate
    • Windows 2000, Windows 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 2005
      • Security update 934233 (security bulletin MS07-023)
        Microsoft Update does not support the Excel 2000 part of this security update.
      • Security update 934232 (security bulletin MS07-024)
        Microsoft Update does not support the Word 2000 part of this security update.
      • Security update 934873 (security bulletin MS07-025)
        Microsoft Update does not support the Office 2000 part of this security update.
  • Office Update
    http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/
    • 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 that is listed.

Environments that detect security updates by using MBSA version 1.2.1 or MBSA version 2.0.1

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) version 1.2.1 contains an integrated version of the Office Detection Tool (ODT). If you use MBSA 1.2.1 or MBSA version 2.0.1 to detect security updates, you can detect all the security updates that were released on May 8, 2007. Any exceptions are in the following list.

Note The ODT part of MBSA 1.2.1 is limited to local scans only.

Note MBSA 1.2.1 does not support Windows Vista, any x64-based versions of Windows, or any Itanium-based versions of Windows.

Note MBSA 2.0.1 is not supported on Windows Vista. However, MBSA 2.0.1 supports remote scans of computers that are running Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
931943 Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) support for Windows Vista
  • Security update 934233 (security bulletin MS07-023)
    MBSA 2.0.1 does not support the Excel 2000 part of this security update.
  • Security update 934232 (security bulletin MS07-024)
    MBSA 2.0.1 does not support the Word 2000 part of this security update.
  • Security update 934873 (security bulletin MS07-025)
    MBSA 2.0.1 does not support the Office 2000 part of this security update.
  • Security update 931832 (security bulletin MS07-026)
    MBSA 1.2.1 does not support the Exchange 2007 part of this security update.
  • Security update 931906 (security bulletin MS07-028)
    MBSA 1.2.1 does not support any part of this security update. The May 8, 2007 Enterprise Scan Tool will detect the need for this update.
For more information, 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 (SUS) or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

If you use SUS, WSUS 2.0, or WSUS 3.0 to detect and to deploy security updates, you can detect most security updates that were released on May 8, 2007. Any exceptions are in the following list.
Note SUS 1.0 SP1 does not support Windows Vista, any x64-based versions of Windows, or any Itanium-based versions of Windows.
  • Security update 934233 (security bulletin MS07-023)
    SUS does not support any part of this security update. WSUS does not support the Excel 2000 part of this security update.
  • Security update 934232 (security bulletin MS07-024)
    SUS does not support any part of this security update. WSUS does not support the Word 2000 part of this security update.
  • Security update 934873 (security bulletin MS07-025)
    SUS does not support any part of this security update. WSUS does not support the Office 2000 part of this security update.
  • Security update 931906 (security bulletin MS07-028)
    SUS does not support any part of this security update.

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

If you use Microsoft Systems Management Server (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 all security updates that were released on May 8, 2007. Any exceptions are in the following list.
Note SMS together with SUIT does not support Windows Vista, any Windows x64 editions, or Windows Itanium-based systems.
  • Security update 934233 (security bulletin MS07-023)
    SMS ITMU does not support the Excel 2000 part of this security update.
  • Security update 934232 (security bulletin MS07-024)
    SMS ITMU does not support the Word 2000 part of this security update.
  • Security update 934873 (security bulletin MS07-025)
    SMS ITMU does not support the Office 2000 part of this security update.
  • Security update 931832 (security bulletin MS07-026)
    SMS SUIT does not support the Exchange 2007 part of this security update.
  • Security update 931906 (security bulletin MS07-028)
    SMS SUIT supports this update when you use the Extended Security Update Inventory Tool (ESUIT).

To obtain ESUIT, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2C93DA1D-48A0-4E5C-991F-87E08954F61B&displaylang=en

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 2.0.1 SUS WSUS 2.0 and WSUS 3.0 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
934233 MS07-023 Excel Yes Not applicable Partially, see the MU section Yes Partially, see the MBSA section Not applicable Partially, see the WSUS section Not applicable Yes Partially, see the SMS section
934232 MS07-024 Word Yes Not applicable Partially, see the MU section Yes Partially, see the MBSA section Not applicable Partially, see the WSUS section Not applicable Yes Partially, see the SMS section
934873 MS07-025 Office Yes Not applicable Partially, see the MU section Yes Partially, see the MBSA section Not applicable Partially, see the WSUS section Not applicable Yes Partially, see the SMS section
931832 MS07-026 Exchange Not applicable Not applicable Yes Partially, see the MBSA section Yes Not applicable Yes Not applicable Partially, see the SMS section Yes
931768 MS07-027 Internet Explorer Not applicable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not applicable Yes Yes
931906 MS07-028 CAPICOM Not applicable Not applicable Yes No Yes Not applicable Yes Yes Yes, with ESUIT Yes
935966 MS07-029 DNS Not applicable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not applicable Yes Yes

Rereleased security updates

There are no rereleases this month.

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 May 9, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. (Pacific Time). To register, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032327015
Q2: Is the Enterprise Scan Tool (EST) cumulative for SMS like ESUIT is cumulative for SMS?

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

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

A3: Yes, you can use MBSA 1.2.1 and MBSA 2.0.1 to fully detect the need for the following security updates that were released on May 8, 2007, except where noted.
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Microsoft Knowledge Base article number Bulletin ID Component Detection note
934233 MS07-023 Excel See the MBSA section
934232 MS07-024 Word See the MBSA section
934873 MS07-025 Office See the MBSA section
931832 MS07-026 Exchange See the MBSA section
931906 MS07-028 CAPICOM See the MBSA section
For more information about the programs that MBSA currently does not detect, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
306460 Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) returns note messages for some updates
895660 Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.0 is available
You may have installed a program that is listed in the "Affected software" section of a security bulletin that is mentioned in the related article. In this case, 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 EST together with MBSA 1.2.1 to determine which systems on my network are vulnerable?

A4: The following security update requires that you use the EST together with MBSA to determine which systems on the network are vulnerable.
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Microsoft Knowledge Base article numberBulletin IDComponent
931906MS07-028CAPICOM

Q5: Can I use SMS to determine whether the updates are required?

A5: Yes, SMS helps detect and deploy these security updates. SMS 2.0 and SMS 2003 together with SUIT use MBSA 1.2.1 technology for detection. Therefore, SMS 2.0 and SMS 2003 together with SUIT 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
SUIT together with ESUIT are required for detection of all the security updates on Microsoft Windows and on other affected Microsoft products. For more information about the limitations of SUIT, click the following article numbers to view the articles 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 SUIT also use the Microsoft Office Inventory Tool to detect the required security updates for Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Word.

Alternatively, SMS 2003 customers can use ITMU to detect and deploy security updates. ITMU uses technology from Microsoft Updates. 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: 936981 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 4.3
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  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • 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
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  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher Edition
  • Microsoft Office X for Mac Standard Edition
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