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08/12/2008 - Security Alert: Hackers Exploiting Multiple MS Products Allowing Full Access To Your Computer!

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Cyber Security Alert SA08-225A

Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

National Cyber Alert System


Original release date: August 12, 2008
Last revised: --
Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Windows Mail,
and Windows Messenger

Overview

Vulnerabilities in a variety of Microsoft products could allow an attacker
to gain control of your computer.

Solution

Install updates

Microsoft has released updates to remedy critical vulnerabilities in
Microsoft Windows.

Updates for Microsoft Windows are available on the Microsoft Update site.
We recommend enabling Automatic Updates.

Description

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft
Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and
Windows Messenger as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for
August 2008. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to access your
computer, install and run malicious software on your computer, or cause
your computer to crash.

More technical information is available in US-CERT Technical Cyber
Security Alert TA08-225A.

References

* Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2008 -
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-aug.mspx

* US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA08-225A -
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-225A.html

* US-CERT Vulnerability Notes for Microsoft August 2008 updates -
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/byid?searchview&query=ms08-aug

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The most recent version of this document can be found at:

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/alerts/SA08-225A.html
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Produced 2008 by US-CERT, a government organization.
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