Detection and deployment guidance for the August 14, 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 August 14, 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 August 14, 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
    • Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista
      • Security update 921503 (security bulletin MS07-043)
        Windows Update does not support the Visual Basic 6.0 part of this security update
  • Microsoft Update
    http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate
    • Windows 2000, Window XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista
    • Microsoft Office 2002, Office XP, Office 2003, and 2007 Microsoft Office suites
    • Microsoft Exchange 2000, Exchange 2003, and Exchange 2007
    • Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 and Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
      • Security update 921503 (security bulletin MS07-043)
        Microsoft Update does not support the Visual Basic 6.0 part of this security update.
      • Security update 940965 (security bulletin MS07-044)
        Microsoft Update does not support the Excel 2000 part of this security update.
  • Office Update
    http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/
    • Office 2000, Office 2002, Office XP, Office 2003, and 2007 Microsoft Office suites
  • 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 August 14, 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 921503 (security bulletin MS07-043)
    MBSA 1.2.1 and MBSA 2.0.1 do not support any part of this security update. The August 14, 2007 Enterprise Scan Tool will detect the need for this update.
  • Security update 940965 (security bulletin MS07-044)
    MBSA 1.2.1 does not support the Excel 2000 part of this security update.
  • Security update 936782 (security bulletin MS07-047)
    MBSA 1.2.1 does not support the Windows Media Player 10 part of this security update or the Windows Media Player 11 part of this security update. The August 14, 2007 Enterprise Scan Tool will detect the need for this update.
  • Security update 937986 (security bulletin MS07-049)
    MBSA 1.2.1 does not support any part of this security update. The August 14, 2007 Enterprise Scan Tool will detect the need for this update.
  • Security update 938127 (security bulletin MS07-050)
    MBSA 1.2.1 does not support any part of this security update. The August 14, 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 Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Note Software Update Services (SUS) Service Pack 1 is no longer supported, and it will not receive security updates.

If you use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 2.0, or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 to detect and to deploy security updates, you can detect most security updates that were released on August 14, 2007. Any exceptions are in the following list.
  • Security update 921503 (security bulletin MS07-043)
    WSUS does not support the Visual Basic 6.0 part of this security update.
  • Security update 940965 (security bulletin MS07-044)
    WSUS does not support the Excel 2000 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 August 14, 2007. Any exceptions are in the following list.

Note SMS together with SUIT does not support Windows Vista, any x64-based versions of Windows, or any Itanium-based versions of Windows.
  • Security update 921503 (security bulletin MS07-043)
    SMS SUIT supports the Visual Basic 6.0 part of the update when you use the Extended Security Update Inventory Tool (ESUIT). SMS ITMU does not support the Visual Basic 6.0 part of this security update.
  • Security update 940965 (security bulletin MS07-044
    SMS SUIT does not support the Excel part of this security update.
  • Security update 936782 (security bulletin MS07-047)
    SMS SUIT supports the Windows Media Player 11 part of this security update when you use ESUIT.
  • Security update 937986 (security bulletin MS07-049)
    SMS SUIT supports this update when you use ESUIT.
  • Security update 938127 (security bulletin MS07-050)
    SMS SUIT supports this update when you use 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
936227 MS07-042 MSXML Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partially, see SUS section Yes Not applicable Yes Yes
921503 MS07-043 OLE Not applicable Partially, see WU section Partially, see MU section Partially, see MBSA section Partially, see MBSA section Partially, see SUS section Partially, see WSUS section Yes Yes, with ESUIT Partially, see SMS section
940965 MS07-044 Excel Yes Not applicable Partially, see MU section Yes Partially, see MBSA section Not applicable Partially, see WSUS section Not applicable Yes Partially, see SMS section
937143 MS07-045 Internet Explorer Not applicable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not applicable Yes Yes
938829 MS07-046 GDI Not applicable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Not applicable Yes Yes
936782 MS07-047 Media Player Not applicable Yes Yes Partially, see MBSA section Yes Partially, see SUS section Yes Yes Yes, with ESUIT Yes
938123 MS07-048 Windows Gadget Not applicable Yes Yes Not applicable Yes Not applicable Yes Not applicable Not applicable Yes
937986 MS07-049 Virtual Server Not applicable Not applicable Yes Not applicable Yes Not applicable Yes Yes Yes, with ESUIT Yes
938127 MS07-050 VML Not applicable Yes Yes Not applicable Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, with ESUIT Yes
Note MBSA 1.2.1 and SMS with the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT) do not support Windows Internet Explorer 7, Windows Vista, any x64-based versions of Windows, or any Itanium-based versions of Windows.

Rereleased security updates

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 August 15, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. (Pacific Time). To register, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032344688
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 August 14, 2007, except where noted.
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KB Number Bulletin ID Component Detection Note
921503 MS07-043 OLE See MBSA section
940965 MS07-044 Excel See MBSA section
936782 MS07-047 Media Player See MBSA section
938123 MS07-048 Windows Gadget See MBSA section
937986 MS07-049 Virtual Server See MBSA section
938127 MS07-050 VML See 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 updates require 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
921503MS07-043OLE
936782MS07-047Media Player
937986MS07-049Virtual Server
938127MS07-050VML
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 to 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: 941394 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 2.5
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