Patch Tuesday – May 13, 2008

Four security bulletins were released by Microsoft on Tuesday, May 13, 2008. 3 Critical Bulletins (MS08-026, MS08-027, and MS08-028) and 1 Moderate Bulletins (MS08-29) according to the May 2008 Bulletin Summary.

Critical Bulletins

MS08-026: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (951207)

Affected Software

  • Office 2000 SP3
    • Word 2000 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-072
      • Supersedes MS08-009
  • Office XP SP3
    • Word 2002 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-042
      • Supersedes MS08-009
  • Office 2003 SP2
    • Word 2003 SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-042
      • Supersedes MS08-009
  • Office 2003 SP3
    • Word 2003 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-042
      • Supersedes MS08-009
  • 2007 Office System
  • Outlook 2007 – Download Update
  • 2007 Office System SP1
  • Outlook 2007 SP1 – Download Update
  • Word Viewer 2003 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-072
    • Supersedes MS07-024
  • Word Viewer 2003 SP3 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-072
    • Supersedes MS08-009
  • Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-072
  • Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-072
  • Office 2004 for Mac – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-043
    • Supersedes MS08-014
  • Office 2008 for Mac – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-043
    • Supersedes MS08-014

MS08-027: Vulnerability in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (951208)

Affected Software

  • Office 2000 SP3
    • Publisher 2000 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-023
      • Supersedes MS08-012
  • Office XP SP3
    • Publisher 2002 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-023
      • Supersedes MS08-012
  • Office 2003 SP2
  • Office 2003 SP3
  • 2007 Office System
  • 2007 Office System SP1

MS08-028: Vulnerability in Microsoft Jet Database Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (950749)

Affected Software

Moderate Bulletins

MS08-029: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Could Allow Denial of Service (952044)

Affected Software

  • Windows Live OneCare
  • Antigen for Exchange
  • Antigen for SMTP Gateway
  • Windows Defender
  • Forefront Client Security
  • Forefront Security for Exchange Server
  • Forefront Security for SharePoint
  • Standalone System Sweeper located in Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 6.0

NOTE

The affected software products are self-updating.

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 1.6
Edited: May 14, 2012

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