Security Bulletin

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-057 - Important

Vulnerability in Indexing Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (969059)

Published: October 13, 2009

Version: 1.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker set up a malicious Web page that invokes the Indexing Service through a call to its ActiveX component. This call could include a malicious URL and exploit the vulnerability, granting the attacker access to the client system with the privileges of the user browsing the Web page. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that the Indexing Service ActiveX control processes URLs. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.

Recommendation.  The majority of customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who have not enabled automatic updating need to check for updates and install this update manually. For information about specific configuration options in automatic updating, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 294871.

For administrators and enterprise installations, or end users who want to install this security update manually, Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity using update management software, or by checking for updates using the Microsoft Update service.

See also the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, later in this bulletin.

Known Issues. None

Affected and Non-Affected Software

The following software have been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Affected Software

Operating System Maximum Security Impact Aggregate Severity Rating Bulletins Replaced by this Update
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Remote Code Execution Important MS06-053
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 Remote Code Execution Important MS06-053
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Remote Code Execution Important None
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Remote Code Execution Important None
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Remote Code Execution Important None
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems Remote Code Execution Important None

Non-Affected Software

Operating System
Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition, Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems

Is the Indexing Service installed on Windows by default?
The Indexing Service is a non-default component which must be installed manually by the administrator for the system to be vulnerable. On all affected versions of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, the vulnerability can be exploited if the Indexing Service is not actively running, however it must still have been manually installed.

Where are the file information details?
Refer to the reference tables in the Security Update Deployment section for the location of the file information details.

I am using an older release of the software discussed in this security bulletin. What should I do?
The affected software listed in this bulletin have been tested to determine which releases are affected. Other releases are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your software release, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

It should be a priority for customers who have older releases of the software to migrate to supported releases to prevent potential exposure to vulnerabilities. For more information about the Windows Product Lifecycle, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle. For more information about the extended security update support period for these software versions or editions, visit Microsoft Product Support Services.

Customers who require custom support for older releases must contact their Microsoft account team representative, their Technical Account Manager, or the appropriate Microsoft partner representative for custom support options. Customers without an Alliance, Premier, or Authorized Contract can contact their local Microsoft sales office. For contact information, visit Microsoft Worldwide Information, select the country, and then click Go to see a list of telephone numbers. When you call, ask to speak with the local Premier Support sales manager. For more information, see the Windows Operating System Product Support Lifecycle FAQ.

Vulnerability Information

Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers

The following severity ratings assume the potential maximum impact of the vulnerability. For information regarding the likelihood, within 30 days of this security bulletin's release, of the exploitability of the vulnerability in relation to its severity rating and security impact, please see the Exploitability Index in the October bulletin summary. For more information, see Microsoft Exploitability Index.

Vulnerability Severity Rating and Maximum Security Impact by Affected Software
Affected Software Memory Corruption in Indexing Service Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2507 Aggregate Severity Rating
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems Important 
Remote Code Execution
Important
Memory Corruption in Indexing Service Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2507 ------------------------------------------------------------------- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Indexing Service on Windows systems. The vulnerability is due to an ActiveX control included with the service not properly handling specifically crafted Web content. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see [CVE-2009-2507](http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=cve-2009-2507). #### Mitigating Factors for Memory Corruption in Indexing Service Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2507 Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation: - An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. - The vulnerability cannot be exploited automatically through e-mail The malicious file could be sent as an e-mail attachment, but the attacker would have to convince the user to open the attachment in order to exploit the vulnerability. - In a Web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a Web site that contains a Web page that is used to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised Web sites and Web sites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these Web sites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the Web site, typically by getting them to click a link in an e-mail message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's Web site. #### Workarounds for Memory Corruption in Indexing Service Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2507 Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality: - **Unregister ixsso.dll** 1. Click **Start**, click **Run**, type **"%SystemRoot%\\System32\\regsvr32.exe" /u ixsso.dll**, and then click **OK**. 2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the un-registration process has succeeded. Click **OK** to close the dialog box. **Impact of workaround.** The Windows Indexing Service will not be able to construct an indexed catalog to facilitate efficient and rapid searching. Searches may take longer to complete. **How to undo the workaround.** 1. Click **Start**, click **Run**, type **"%SystemRoot%\\System32\\regsvr32.exe" ixsso.dll**, and then click **OK**. 2. A dialog box appears to confirm that the registration process has succeeded. Click **OK** to close the dialog box. - **Prevent the Indexing Service ActiveX control COM object from running in Internet Explorer** You can disable attempts to instantiate the Indexing Service ActiveX control COM object in Internet Explorer by setting the kill bit for the control in the registry. **Warning** If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. For detailed steps that you can use to prevent a control from running in Internet Explorer, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 240797](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240797). Follow these steps in this article to create a Compatibility Flags value in the registry to prevent a COM object from being instantiated in Internet Explorer. To set the kill bit for the Indexing Service ActiveX control which has a CLSID value of {A4463024-2B6F-11D0-BFBC-0020F8008024}, paste the following text in a text editor such as Notepad. Then, save the file by using the .reg file name extension. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 \[HKEY\_LOCAL\_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\ActiveX Compatibility\\{A4463024-2B6F-11D0-BFBC-0020F8008024}\] "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400 You can apply this .reg file to individual systems by double-clicking it. You can also apply it across domains by using Group Policy. For more information about Group Policy, visit the following Microsoft Web sites: - [Group Policy collection](http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/6d7cb788-b31d-4d17-9f1e-b5ddaa6deecd1033.mspx?mfr=true) - [What is Group Policy Object Editor?](http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/47ba1311-6cca-414f-98c9-2d7f99fca8a31033.mspx?mfr=true) - [Core Group Policy tools and settings](http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/e926577a-5619-4912-b5d9-e73d4bdc94911033.mspx?mfr=true) **Note** You must restart Internet Explorer for your changes to take effect. **Impact of Workaround**: Internet Explorer will no longer be able to invoke the Indexing Service ActiveX control. - **Set Internet and Local intranet security zone settings to "High" to prompt before running ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting in these zones** You can help protect against exploitation of this vulnerability by changing your settings for the Internet security zone to prompt before running ActiveX controls and Active Scripting. You can do this by setting your browser security to High. To raise the browsing security level in Internet Explorer, follow these steps: 1. On the Internet Explorer **Tools** menu, click **Internet Options**. 2. In the **Internet Options** dialog box, click the **Security** tab, and then click the **Internet** icon. 3. Under **Security level for this zone**, move the slider to **High**. This sets the security level for all Web sites you visit to High. **Note** If no slider is visible, click **Default Level**, and then move the slider to **High**. **Note** Setting the level to High may cause some Web sites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a Web site after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly even with the security setting set to High. **Impact of workaround.** There are side effects to prompting before running ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting. Many Web sites that are on the Internet or on an intranet use ActiveX or Active Scripting to provide additional functionality. For example, an online e-commerce site or banking site may use ActiveX Controls to provide menus, ordering forms, or even account statements. Prompting before running ActiveX Controls or Active Scripting is a global setting that affects all Internet and intranet sites. You will be prompted frequently when you enable this workaround. For each prompt, if you feel you trust the site that you are visiting, click **Yes** to run ActiveX Controls or Active Scripting. If you do not want to be prompted for all these sites, use the steps outlined in "Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone". **Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone** After you set Internet Explorer to require a prompt before it runs ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted Web sites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect you from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone. To do this, follow these steps: 1. In Internet Explorer, click **Tools**, click **Internet Options**, and then click the **Security** tab. 2. In the **Select a Web content zone to specify its current security settings** box, click **Trusted Sites**, and then click **Sites**. 3. If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the **Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone** check box. 4. In the **Add this Web site to the zone** box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click **Add**. 5. Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone. 6. Click **OK** two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer. **Note** Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your system. Two in particular that you may want to add are **\*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com** and **\*.update.microsoft.com**. These are the sites that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX Control to install the update. - **Configure Internet Explorer to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone** You can help protect against exploitation of this vulnerability by changing your settings to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone. To do this, follow these steps: 1. In Internet Explorer, click **Internet Options** on the **Tools** menu. 2. Click the **Security** tab. 3. Click **Internet**, and then click **Custom Level**. 4. Under **Settings**, in the **Scripting** section, under **Active Scripting**, click **Prompt** or **Disable**, and then click **OK**. 5. Click **Local intranet**, and then click **Custom Level**. 6. Under **Settings**, in the **Scripting** section, under **Active Scripting**, click **Prompt** or **Disable**, and then click **OK**. 7. Click **OK** two times to return to Internet Explorer. **Note** Disabling Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zones may cause some Web sites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a Web site after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly. **Impact of workaround.** There are side effects to prompting before running Active Scripting. Many Web sites that are on the Internet or on an intranet use Active Scripting to provide additional functionality. For example, an online e-commerce site or banking site may use Active Scripting to provide menus, ordering forms, or even account statements. Prompting before running Active Scripting is a global setting that affects all Internet and intranet sites. You will be prompted frequently when you enable this workaround. For each prompt, if you feel you trust the site that you are visiting, click **Yes** to run Active Scripting. If you do not want to be prompted for all these sites, use the steps outlined in "Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone". **Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone** After you set Internet Explorer to require a prompt before it runs ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted Web sites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect you from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone. To do this, follow these steps: 1. In Internet Explorer, click **Tools**, click **Internet Options**, and then click the **Security** tab. 2. In the **Select a Web content zone to specify its current security settings** box, click **Trusted Sites**, and then click **Sites**. 3. If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the **Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone** check box. 4. In the **Add this Web site to the zone** box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click **Add**. 5. Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone. 6. Click **OK** two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer. **Note** Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your system. Two in particular that you may want to add are **\*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com** and **\*.update.microsoft.com**. These are the sites that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX Control to install the update. #### FAQ for Memory Corruption in Indexing Service Vulnerability - CVE-2009-2507 **What is the scope of the vulnerability?**  This is a remote code execution vulnerability. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system remotely. If successfully exploited, an attacker could then install programs or view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. **What causes the vulnerability?**  The vulnerability is caused by an ActiveX component that is included with the Indexing service that does not properly handle specially crafted Web content. **What is Indexing Service?**  Indexing Service is a base service for Microsoft Windows that extracts content from files and constructs an indexed catalog to facilitate efficient and rapid searching. Indexing Service can extract both text and property information from files on the local host and on remote, networked hosts. The files can be simply members of a selected file system or part of a virtual Web hosted by, for example, Internet Information Services (IIS). **What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do?**  An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code as the logged-on user. If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take complete control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. **How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability?**  An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by setting up a malicious Web page that contains a script to load and execute a vulnerable binary through an Indexing Service COM object. If the victim's computer has the vulnerable binary, upon opening this Web page, the binary will be loaded and executed by the ActiveX component, granting the attacker access to the client system under the privileges of the user browsing the Web page. **What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability?**  Systems that have the Indexing Service enabled are primarily at risk from this vulnerability from local or network-based attacks. If the Indexing Service is not enabled, the system would not be vulnerable to this issue. None of the affected systems enable the Indexing Service by default. **I am running Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. Does this mitigate this vulnerability?** Yes. By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 runs in a restricted mode that is known as [Enhanced Security Configuration](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=92039). Enhanced Security Configuration is a group of preconfigured settings in Internet Explorer that can reduce the likelihood of a user or administrator downloading and running specially crafted Web content on a server. This is a mitigating factor for Web sites that you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. See also [Managing Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=d41b036c-e2e1-4960-99bb-9757f7e9e31b). **What is Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration?** Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is a group of preconfigured Internet Explorer settings that reduce the likelihood of a user or administrator downloading and running malicious Web content on a server. Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration reduces this threat by modifying numerous security-related settings, including Security and Advanced tab settings in Internet Options. Some of the key modifications include: - Security level for the Internet zone is set to **High**. This setting disables scripts, ActiveX components, Microsoft virtual machine (Microsoft VM) HTML content, and file downloads. - Automatic detection of intranet sites is disabled. This setting assigns all intranet Web sites and all Universal Naming Convention (UNC) paths that are not explicitly listed in the Local intranet zone to the Internet zone. - Install on Demand and non-Microsoft browser extensions are disabled. This setting prevents Web pages from automatically installing components and prevents non-Microsoft extensions from running. - Multimedia content is disabled. This setting prevents music, animations, and video clips from running. For more information regarding Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration, please consult the Managing Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration guide, which can be found at the following [Web site](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=d41b036c-e2e1-4960-99bb-9757f7e9e31b&displaylang=en). **What is the ActiveX opt-in feature in Windows Internet Explorer 7?**  Windows Internet Explorer 7 includes an ActiveX opt-in feature, which means that nearly all pre-installed ActiveX controls are off by default. Users are prompted by the Information Bar before they can instantiate a previously installed ActiveX control that has not yet been used on the Internet. This enables a user to permit or deny access on a control-by-control basis. For more information about this and other new features, see the [Windows Internet Explorer 7 features page](http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/ie7/features.mspx). **What does the update do?**  The update removes the vulnerability by modifying the way the Indexing Service ActiveX control processes URLs. **When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed?**  No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through responsible disclosure. **When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited?**  No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers and had not seen any examples of proof of concept code published when this security bulletin was originally issued. ### Update Information Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance ------------------------------------------- Manage the software and security updates you need to deploy to the servers, desktop, and mobile systems in your organization. For more information see the [TechNet Update Management Center](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=69903). The [Microsoft TechNet Security Web site](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21132) provides additional information about security in Microsoft products. Security updates are available from [Microsoft Update](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=40747) and [Windows Update](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21130). Security updates are also available from the [Microsoft Download Center](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21129). You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update." Finally, security updates can be downloaded from the [Microsoft Update Catalog](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=96155). The Microsoft Update Catalog provides a searchable catalog of content made available through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including security updates, drivers and service packs. By searching using the security bulletin number (such as, "MS07-036"), you can add all of the applicable updates to your basket (including different languages for an update), and download to the folder of your choosing. For more information about the Microsoft Update Catalog, see the [Microsoft Update Catalog FAQ](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=97900). **Note** Microsoft discontinued support for Office Update and the Office Update Inventory Tool as of August 1, 2009. To continue getting the latest updates for Microsoft Office products, use [Microsoft Update](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=40747). For more information, see [About Microsoft Office Update: Frequently Asked Questions](http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/fx010402221033.aspx). **Detection and Deployment Guidance** Microsoft provides detection and deployment guidance for security updates. This guidance contains recommendations and information that can help IT professionals understand how to use various tools for detection and deployment of security updates. For more information, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 961747](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961747). **Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer** Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates as well as common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit [Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer](http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsahome.mspx). The following table provides the MBSA detection summary for this security update. | Software | MBSA 2.1 | |---------------------------------------------------------|----------| | Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 | Yes | | Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 | Yes | | Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 | Yes | | Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 | Yes | | Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 | Yes | | Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems | Yes | For more information about MBSA 2.1, see [MBSA 2.1 Frequently Asked Questions](http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsa2/qa.mspx). **Windows Server Update Services** By using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), administrators can deploy the latest critical updates and security updates for Windows 2000 operating systems and later, Office XP and later, Exchange Server 2003, and SQL Server 2000. For more information about how to deploy this security update using Windows Server Update Services, visit the [Windows Server Update Services Web site](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=50120). **Systems Management Server** The following table provides the SMS detection and deployment summary for this security update. | Software | SMS 2.0 | SMS 2003 with SUIT | SMS 2003 with ITMU | Configuration Manager 2007 | |---------------------------------------------------------|---------|--------------------|--------------------|----------------------------| | Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 | Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes | | Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3 | Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes | | Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 | No | No | Yes | Yes | | Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 | Yes | Yes | Yes | Yes | | Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 | No | No | Yes | Yes | | Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems | No | No | Yes | Yes | For SMS 2.0 and SMS 2003, the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT) can be used by SMS to detect security updates. See also [Downloads for Systems Management Server 2.0](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sms/bb676799.aspx). For SMS 2003, the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) can be used by SMS to detect security updates that are offered by [Microsoft Update](http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate) and that are supported by [Windows Server Update Services](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=50120). For more information about the SMS 2003 ITMU, see [SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sms/bb676783.aspx). For more information about SMS scanning tools, see [SMS 2003 Software Update Scanning Tools](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sms/bb676786.aspx). See also [Downloads for Systems Management Server 2003](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sms/bb676766.aspx). System Center Configuration Manager 2007 uses WSUS 3.0 for detection of updates. For more information about Configuration Manager 2007 Software Update Management, visit [System Center Configuration Manager 2007](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb735860.aspx). For more information about SMS, visit the [SMS Web site](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=21158). For more detailed information, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 910723](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910723): Summary list of monthly detection and deployment guidance articles. **Update Compatibility Evaluator and Application Compatibility Toolkit** Updates often write to the same files and registry settings required for your applications to run. This can trigger incompatibilities and increase the time it takes to deploy security updates. You can streamline testing and validating Windows updates against installed applications with the [Update Compatibility Evaluator](http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsvista/en/library/4279e239-37a4-44aa-aec5-4e70fe39f9de1033.mspx?mfr=true) components included with [Application Compatibility Toolkit](https://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?familyid=24da89e9-b581-47b0-b45e-492dd6da2971&displaylang=en). The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Microsoft Windows Vista, a Windows Update, a Microsoft Security Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer in your environment. Security Update Deployment -------------------------- **Affected Software** For information about the specific security update for your affected software, click the appropriate link: #### Windows 2000 (all editions) **Reference Table** The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, **Deployment Information**, in this section. | | | |---------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | **Inclusion in Future Service Packs** | The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup | | **Deployment** | | | Installing without user intervention | Windows2000-kb969059-x86-enu /quiet | | Installing without restarting | Windows2000-kb969059-x86-enu /norestart | | Update log file | kb969059.log | | Further information | See the subsection, **Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance** | | **Restart Requirement** | | | Restart required? | Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update. | | HotPatching | Not applicable | | **Removal Information** | Use **Add or Remove Programs** tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the %Windir%\\$NTUninstallKB969059$\\Spuninst folder | | **File Information** | See [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 969059](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969059) | | **Registry Key Verification** | HKEY\_LOCAL\_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Updates\\Windows 2000\\SP5\\KB969059\\Filelist | #### Deployment Information **Installing the Update** When you install this security update, the installer checks whether one or more of the files that are being updated on your system have previously been updated by a Microsoft hotfix. If you have previously installed a hotfix to update one of these files, the installer copies the RTMQFE, SP1QFE, or SP2QFE files to your system. Otherwise, the installer copies the RTMGDR, SP1GDR, or SP2GDR files to your system. Security updates may not contain all variations of these files. For more information about this behavior, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824994](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824994). For more information about the installer, visit the [Microsoft TechNet Web site](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=38951). For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as *hotfix*, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684). This security update supports the following setup switches.
Supported Security Update Installation Switches
Switch Description
**/help** Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
**/passive** Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
**/quiet** Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
**/norestart** Does not restart when installation has completed.
**/forcerestart** Restarts the computer after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
**/warnrestart\[:x\]** Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in *x* seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the **/quiet** switch or the **/passive** switch.
**/promptrestart** Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart.
Special Options
**/overwriteoem** Overwrites OEM files without prompting.
**/nobackup** Does not back up files needed for uninstall.
**/forceappsclose** Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down.
**/log:path** Allows the redirection of installation log files.
**/extract\[:path\]** Extracts files without starting the Setup program.
**/ER** Enables extended error reporting.
**/verbose** Enables verbose logging. During installation, creates %Windir%\\CabBuild.log. This log details the files that are copied. Using this switch may cause the installation to proceed more slowly.
**Note** You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262841).

Removing the Update

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Spuninst.exe Switches
Switch Description
**/help** Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
**/passive** Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
**/quiet** Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
**/norestart** Does not restart when installation has completed.
**/forcerestart** Restarts the computer after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
**/warnrestart\[:x\]** Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in *x* seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the **/quiet** switch or the **/passive** switch.
**/promptrestart** Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart.
Special Options
**/forceappsclose** Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down.
**/log:path** Allows the redirection of installation log files.
**Verifying That the Update Has Been Applied**
  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, earlier in this bulletin for more information.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.
      Note Depending on the edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your system by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.
      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.
  • Registry Key Verification

    You may also be able to verify the files that this security update has installed by reviewing the registry keys listed in the Reference Table in this section.

    These registry keys may not contain a complete list of installed files. Also, these registry keys may not be created correctly when an administrator or an OEM integrates or slipstreams this security update into the Windows installation source files.

Windows XP (all editions)

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user intervention For Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3:
Windowsxp-kb969059-x86-enu /quiet
For Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-kb969059-x64-enu /quiet
Installing without restarting For Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3:
Windowsxp-kb969059-x86-enu /norestart
For Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-kb969059-x64-enu /norestart
Update log file KB969059.log
Further information See the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart required? Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update.
HotPatching Not applicable
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB969059$\Spuninst folder
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 969059
Registry Key Verification For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP4\KB969059\Filelist
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows XP:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows Server 2003\SP3\KB969059\Filelist

Note For supported versions of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, this security update is the same as supported versions of the Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition security update.

Deployment Information

Installing the Update

When you install this security update, the installer checks whether one or more of the files that are being updated on your system have previously been updated by a Microsoft hotfix.

If you have previously installed a hotfix to update one of these files, the installer copies the RTMQFE, SP1QFE, or SP2QFE files to your system. Otherwise, the installer copies the RTMGDR, SP1GDR, or SP2GDR files to your system. Security updates may not contain all variations of these files. For more information about this behavior, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824994.

For more information about the installer, visit the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Security Update Installation Switches
Switch Description
**/help** Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
**/passive** Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
**/quiet** Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
**/norestart** Does not restart when installation has completed.
**/forcerestart** Restarts the computer after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
**/warnrestart\[:x\]** Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in *x* seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the **/quiet** switch or the **/passive** switch.
**/promptrestart** Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart.
Special Options
**/overwriteoem** Overwrites OEM files without prompting.
**/nobackup** Does not back up files needed for uninstall.
**/forceappsclose** Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down.
**/log:path** Allows the redirection of installation log files.
**/integrate:path** Integrates the update into the Windows source files. These files are located at the path that is specified in the switch.
**/extract\[:path\]** Extracts files without starting the Setup program.
**/ER** Enables extended error reporting.
**/verbose** Enables verbose logging. During installation, creates %Windir%\\CabBuild.log. This log details the files that are copied. Using this switch may cause the installation to proceed more slowly.
**Note** You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262841).

Removing the Update

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Spuninst.exe Switches
Switch Description
**/help** Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
**/passive** Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
**/quiet** Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
**/norestart** Does not restart when installation has completed
**/forcerestart** Restarts the computer after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
**/warnrestart\[:x\]** Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in *x* seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the **/quiet** switch or the **/passive** switch.
**/promptrestart** Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart.
Special Options
**/forceappsclose** Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down.
**/log:path** Allows the redirection of installation log files.
**Verifying That the Update Has Been Applied**
  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, earlier in this bulletin for more information.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.
      Note Depending on the edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your system by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.
      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.
  • Registry Key Verification

    You may also be able to verify the files that this security update has installed by reviewing the registry keys listed in the Reference Table in this section.

    These registry keys may not contain a complete list of installed files. Also, these registry keys may not be created correctly when an administrator or an OEM integrates or slipstreams this security update into the Windows installation source files.

Windows Server 2003 (all editions)

Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.

Inclusion in Future Service Packs The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup
Deployment
Installing without user intervention For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003:
Windowsserver2003-kb969059-x86-enu /quiet
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
Windowsserver2003.WindowsXP-KB969059-x64-enu /quiet
For all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
Windowsserver2003-KB969059-ia64-enu /quiet
Installing without restarting For all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003:
Windowsserver2003-kb969059-x86-enu /norestart
For all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
Windowsserver2003.WindowsXP-KB969059-x64-enu /norestart
For all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
Windowsserver2003-KB969059-ia64-enu /norestart
Update log file KB969059.log
Further information See the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance
Restart Requirement
Restart required? Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update.
Note A system restart can be avoided for Windows Server 2003 by stopping the Indexing service, installing the update, and then restarting the Indexing service. If the Indexing service is not stopped before installing the update, then a system restart will still be required.
HotPatching This security update does not support HotPatching. For more information about HotPatching, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 897341.
Removal Information Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB969059$\Spuninst folder
File Information See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 969059
Registry Key Verification HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows Server 2003\SP3\KB969059\Filelist
#### Deployment Information **Installing the Update** When you install this security update, the installer checks to see if one or more of the files that are being updated on your system have previously been updated by a Microsoft hotfix. If you have previously installed a hotfix to update one of these files, the installer copies the RTMQFE, SP1QFE, or SP2QFE files to your system. Otherwise, the installer copies the RTMGDR, SP1GDR, or SP2GDR files to your system. Security updates may not contain all variations of these files. For more information about this behavior, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824994](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824994). For more information about the installer, visit the [Microsoft TechNet Web site](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=38951). For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as *hotfix*, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684). This security update supports the following setup switches.
Supported Security Update Installation Switches
Switch Description
**/help** Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
**/passive** Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
**/quiet** Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
**/norestart** Does not restart when installation has completed.
**/forcerestart** Restarts the computer after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
**/warnrestart\[:x\]** Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in *x* seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the **/quiet** switch or the **/passive** switch.
**/promptrestart** Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart.
Special Options
**/overwriteoem** Overwrites OEM files without prompting.
**/nobackup** Does not back up files needed for uninstall.
**/forceappsclose** Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down.
**/log:path** Allows the redirection of installation log files.
**/integrate:path** Integrates the update into the Windows source files. These files are located at the path that is specified in the switch.
**/extract\[:path\]** Extracts files without starting the Setup program.
**/ER** Enables extended error reporting.
**/verbose** Enables verbose logging. During installation, creates %Windir%\\CabBuild.log. This log details the files that are copied. Using this switch may cause the installation to proceed more slowly.
**Note** You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports many of the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see [Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841](http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262841).

Removing the Update

This security update supports the following setup switches.

Supported Spuninst.exe Switches
Switch Description
**/help** Displays the command-line options.
Setup Modes
**/passive** Unattended Setup mode. No user interaction is required, but installation status is displayed. If a restart is required at the end of Setup, a dialog box will be presented to the user with a timer warning that the computer will restart in 30 seconds.
**/quiet** Quiet mode. This is the same as unattended mode, but no status or error messages are displayed.
Restart Options
**/norestart** Does not restart when installation has completed.
**/forcerestart** Restarts the computer after installation and force other applications to close at shutdown without saving open files first.
**/warnrestart\[:x\]** Presents a dialog box with a timer warning the user that the computer will restart in *x* seconds. (The default setting is 30 seconds.) Intended for use with the **/quiet** switch or the **/passive** switch.
**/promptrestart** Displays a dialog box prompting the local user to allow a restart.
Special Options
**/forceappsclose** Forces other programs to close when the computer shuts down.
**/log:path** Allows the redirection of installation log files.
**Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied**
  • Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

    To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, earlier in this bulletin for more information.

  • File Version Verification

    Because there are several editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

    1. Click Start, and then click Search.
    2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Search.
    4. In the list of files, right-click a file name from the appropriate file information table, and then click Properties.
      Note Depending on the edition of the operating system, or the programs that are installed on your system, some of the files that are listed in the file information table may not be installed.
    5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your system by comparing it to the version that is documented in the appropriate file information table.
      Note Attributes other than the file version may change during installation. Comparing other file attributes to the information in the file information table is not a supported method of verifying that the update has been applied. Also, in certain cases, files may be renamed during installation. If the file or version information is not present, use one of the other available methods to verify update installation.
  • Registry Key Verification

    You may also be able to verify the files that this security update has installed by reviewing the registry keys listed in the Reference Table in this section.

    These registry keys may not contain a complete list of installed files. Also, these registry keys may not be created correctly when an administrator or an OEM integrates or slipstreams this security update into the Windows installation source files.

Other Information

Acknowledgments

Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:

  • Yamata Li of Palo Alto Networks for reporting the Memory Corruption in Indexing Service Vulnerability (CVE-2009-2507)

Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please visit the active protections Web sites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.

Support

  • Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Security Support or 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates. For more information about available support options, see Microsoft Help and Support.
  • International customers can receive support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support that is associated with security updates. For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues, visit the International Support Web site.

Disclaimer

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (October 13, 2009): Bulletin published.

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