Windows XP & MS Office Latest Updates

Satheesh C B | Friday, August 15, 2008 | 0 comments

1.Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX killbits for Windows XP

Security issues have been identified in ActiveX controls that could allow an attacker to compromise a system that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information for this update can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=122002

2.Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7

Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a system that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information for this update can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122772

3.Security Update for Office 2007

a) A security vulnerability exists in the Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Microsoft Office System that could allow arbitrary code to run when you open a maliciously modified file. This update resolves that vulnerability.

More information for this update can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7AFDAE9B-9C74-4AF7-9844-0E54221EA3B9&displaylang=en

b)A security vulnerability exists in the Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Microsoft Office System that could allow arbitrary code to run when you open a maliciously modified file. This update resolves that vulnerability.

More information for this update can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=84CE5D58-0010-4945-BCE9-67A41F898F2F&displaylang=en

c)A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.

More information for this update can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2753E8D6-E156-49EF-AF2D-4C521C808FFD&displaylang=en

d)A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified document is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.

More information for this update can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=55FD618A-E9C5-4F1E-B9A5-B2E47EC98EF1&displaylang=en

4.Security Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP

Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a system that is running Microsoft Outlook Express or Windows Mail and read data from another Internet Explorer domain or the local computer. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information for this update can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=117705

5.Security Update for Windows XP

a)A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to compromise a system that is running Windows Messenger and gain access to information. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information for this update can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108245

b)A security issue has been identified in Event System on Microsoft Windows based systems that could allow an attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information for this update can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104923

c)A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information for this update can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=120576

d)Install this update to resolve an issue that is caused by revised daylight saving time laws in many countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2008. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information for this update can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951072

e)Install this update to resolve an issue in which a malfunction or data loss occurs when using Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) components on computers that are running Windows XP SP2 or XP SP3. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information for this update can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952287

6.Update for Outlook 2007

This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail.

More information for this update can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4EEE5EC9-20AC-4403-9261-166AA9319AC0&displaylang=en

7.Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool-August 2008

After the download, this tool runs one time to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps remove any infection that is found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time that you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center, or you can run an online version from microsoft.com. This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an antivirus product.

More information for this update can be found at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=39987

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