Microsoft Patch Tuesday: December 2008 Security Bulletin

Qualys, Inc.

Security Alert with WK & AS

Qualys® Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in QualysGuard® to protect organizations against 9 new vulnerabilities present in Microsoft Windows. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their QualysGuard subscription.

Microsoft released on December 9, 8 security patches to fix newly discovered flaws in Microsoft Windows. Microsoft has also released 1 advisory that currenlty does not have a patch. The Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities, including:

  • Microsoft Wordpad Text Converter Vulnerability
  • Microsoft Visual Basic Runtime Extended Files Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • Microsoft Windows GDI+ Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • Microsoft Word Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update
  • Microsoft Excel Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
  • Microsoft Windows Search Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • Microsoft Windows Media Components Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Related Coverage:
Microsoft Slates 8 Bug Updates for Year’s Final Patch Tuesday, by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld
Windows Users Indifferent to Microsoft Patch Alarm, by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld
Zero-Day Bug Discovered In IE7, by Tim Wilson, DarkReading
Hackers Having Field Day With IE Zero Day Attacks, by Erika Morphy, TechNewsWorld

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