Patch Tuesday – January 9, 2007

Four security bulletins were released by Microsoft on Tuesday, January 9, 2007. 3 Critical Bulletins (MS07-002, MS07-003, and MS07-004) and 1 Important Bulletins (MS07-001) according to the January 2007 Bulletin Summary.

Critical Bulletins

MS07-002: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (927198)

Affected Software

  • Microsoft Excel 2000 SP3 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-023
    • Supersedes MS06-059
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 SP3 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-023
    • Supersedes MS06-059
  • Microsoft Excel 2003 SP2 – Download Update
    • Superseded by Office 2003 SP3
    • Supersedes MS06-059
  • Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 – Download Update
    • Superseded by Office 2003 SP3 and MS07-023
    • Supersedes MS06-059
  • Microsoft Works Suite 2004 – Download Update
  • Microsoft Works Suite 2005 – Download Update

MS07-003: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution (925938)

Affected Software

  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 SP3 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-015
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 SP3 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-015
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 SP2 – Download Update
    • Superseded by Office 2003 SP3 and MS08-015
    • Supersedes MS06-003

MS07-004: Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution (929969)

Affected Software

  • Windows 2000 SP4
    • Superseded by MS07-050
  • Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050
    • Supersedes MS06-055
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050, and Windows XP x64 Service Pack 2
    • Supersedes MS06-055
  • Windows Server 2003 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050, and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    • Supersedes MS06-055
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050, and Windows Server 2003 SP1 Service Pack 2
    • Supersedes MS06-055
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050
    • Supersedes MS06-055
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050
    • Supersedes MS06-055
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050, and Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 2
    • Supersedes MS 06-055

Affected Components

  • Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 on Windows 2000 SP4 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050
    • Supersedes MS06-055
  • Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows 2000 SP4 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050
    • Supersedes MS06-055
  • Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050 
  • Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050
  • Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Server 2003 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050
  • Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Server 2003 SP1 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050
  • Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050
  • Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050
  • Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-050, and Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 2

Important Bulletins

MS07-001: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office 2003 Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Checker Could Allow Remote Code Execution (921585)

Affected Software

  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP2 (Brazilian Portuguese Version) – Download Update
    • Superseded by Office 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Office Multilingual User Interface 2003 SP2 – Download Update
    • Superseded by Office 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Project Multilingual User Interface 2003 SP2 – Download Update
    • Superseded by Office 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Visio Multilingual User Interface 2003 SP2 – Download Update
    • Superseded by Office 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2003 SP2 – Download Update
    • Superseded by Office 2003 SP3

Important Reminder

Please keep your computer up to date with Critical and Important updates by visiting Microsoft Update. If you experience any problems with Microsoft Security updates then please call Microsoft support for help. There will be no charge for support on Security Updates.

Microsoft has set up newsgroups for self-support. If you need help for Security updates or any other updates that is issued by Microsoft then please visit the Windows Update newsgroup at using your newsreader news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsupdate.

Version 2.5
Edited: March 11, 2008
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