Detection and deployment guidance for the December 11, 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), Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), and the Extended Security Update Inventory Tool (ESUIT).

INTRODUCTION

This article describes the detection and deployment guidance for the security release that is dated December 11, 2007.

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Detection and deployment

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

Security updates that were released on December 11, 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
  • Microsoft Update
    http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate
    • Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 and Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006
    • Microsoft Exchange 2000, Exchange 2003, and Exchange 2007
    • Microsoft Office XP, Office 2003, and the 2007 Microsoft Office system
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista
  • Office Update
    http://office.microsoft.com
    • Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003, and the 2007 Microsoft Office system
  • Mactopia
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/
    • Office 2001 for Mac
    • Office 2004 for Mac
    • Office X for Mac
Note Not every update is available on every Web site that is listed.

Environments that detect security updates by using MBSA version 2.0.1

If you use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer version 2.0.1 to detect security updates, you can detect all the security updates that were released on December 11, 2007. Any exceptions are in the following list:
  • There are no exceptions this month.
Notes
  • MBSA version 1.2.1 is no longer supported and will not detect security updates that were released after October 2007.
  • MBSA version 2.0.1 is not supported on Windows Vista. However, MBSA version 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

Environments that detect and deploy security updates by using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

If you use WSUS 2.0 or WSUS 3.0 to detect and to deploy security updates, you can detect most security updates that were released on December 11, 2007. Any exceptions are in the following list:
  • There are no exceptions this month.
Note SUS 1.0 SP1 is no longer supported and will not receive security updates.

Environments that detect and deploy security updates by using Microsoft Systems Management Server (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 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 December 11, 2007. Any exceptions are in the following list:
  • Security Update 942624 (MS07-063) – SMS SUIT does not support this security update.
  • Security Update 941568 (MS07-064) – SMS SUIT supports the DirectX 7.0 part of this security update when using the ESUIT.
  • Security Update 943078 (MS07-066) – SMS SUIT does not support this security update.
  • Security Update 941569 (MS07-068) – SMS SUIT supports the Windows Media Player 11 part of this security update when using the ESUIT.
Note SMS together with SUIT does not support Windows Vista, any x64-based versions Windows, or Windows Itanium-based systems.

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 updateBulletinComponentOffice UpdateWindows UpdateMicrosoft UpdateMBSA 2.0.1WSUS 2.0 and WSUS 3.0SMS Security Update Inventory ToolSMS Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates
Detect and deployDetect and deployDetect and deployDetect onlyDetect and deployDetect and deployDetect and deploy
942624MS07-063SMBNot Applicable YesYesYesYesNoYes
941568MS07-064DirectXNot Applicable YesYesYesYesPartially, see SMS section earlier Yes
937894MS07-065Message Queuing (MSMQ)Not Applicable YesYesYesYesYesYes
943078MS07-066KernelNot Applicable YesYesYesYesNoYes
944653MS07-067MacroVisionNot Applicable YesYesYesYesYesYes
941569 or 944275MS07-068WMFNot Applicable YesYesYesYesPartially, see SMS section earlierYes
942615MS07-069Windows Internet ExplorerNot Applicable YesYesYesYesYesYes
Note SMS together with SUIT does not support Windows Vista, any x64-based versions of Windows, or any Itanium-based versions of Windows.

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 December 12, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. (Pacific Time). To register, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032344696
Q2: Can I use MBSA to determine whether these updates are required?

A2: Yes, you can use the MBSA 2.0.1 to fully detect the need for all security updates that were released on December 11, 2007. For more information about the programs that the MBSA currently does not detect, click the following article number to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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
Q3: Can I use SMS to determine whether the updates are required?

A3:
Yes. SMS helps detect and deploy these security updates. SMS 2.0 together with SUIT and SMS 2003 together with SUIT use MBSA version 1.2.1 technology for detection. Therefore, SMS 2.0 together with SUIT and SMS 2003 with SUIT have similar limitations to MBSA version 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 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 together with SUIT 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.

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

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Article ID: 946165 - Last Review: December 12, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
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