Patch Tuesday – August 12, 2008

Eleven security bulletins were released by Microsoft on Tuesday, August 12, 2008. 6 Critical Bulletins (MS08-041, MS08-043, MS08-044, MS08-045, MS08-046, and MS08-051) and 5 Important Bulletins (MS08-042, MS08-047, MS08-048, MS08-049, and MS08-050) according to the August 2008 Bulletin Summary.

Critical Bulletins

MS08-041: Vulnerability in the ActiveX Control for the Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955617)

Affected Software

  • Snapshot Viewer for Access – Update to be released
    • Supersedes MS03-038
  • Office 2000 SP3
  • Office XP SP3
  • Office 2003 SP2
  • Office 2003 SP3

MS08-043: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954066)

Affected Software

  • Office 2000 SP3
    • Excel 2000 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-057
      • Supersedes MS08-014
  • Office XP SP3
    • Excel 2002 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-057
      • Supersedes MS08-014
  • Office 2003 SP2
    • Excel 2003 SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-057
      • Supersedes MS08-014
  • Office 2003 SP3
    • Excel 2003 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-057
      • Supersedes MS08-014
  • 2007 Office System
    • Excel 2007 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-057
      • Supersedes MS08-014
  • 2007 Office System SP1
  • Excel 2003 Viewer – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-057
    • Supersedes MS08-014
  • Excel 2003 SP3 Viewer – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-057
  • Excel Viewer – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-057
  • Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats – Download Update 
    • Superseded by MS08-057
    • Supersedes MS08-014
  • Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 – Download Update 
    • Superseded by MS08-057
    • Supersedes MS08-014
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-057
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-057
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007 x64 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-057
  • Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 x64 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-057
  • Office 2004 for Mac – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-057
    • Supersedes MS08-026
  • Office 2008 for Mac – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS08-057
    • Supersedes MS08-026

MS08-044: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Filters Could Allow Remote Code Execution (924090)

Affected Software

MS08-045: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (953838)

Affected Software

  • Internet Explorer 5.01
    • Windows 2000 SP4 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
  • Internet Explorer 6 SP1
    • Windows 2000 SP4 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
  • Internet Explorer 6
    • Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows XP SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows XP SP2 Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
  • Internet Explorer 7
    • Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows XP SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows XP SP2 Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Vista, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Vista SP1, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Vista, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Vista SP1, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2008, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2008, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031
    • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-058
      • Supersedes MS08-031

MS08-046: Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Image Color Management System Could Allow Remote Code Execution (952954)

Affected Software

MS08-051: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949785)

Affected Software

  • Office 2000 SP3
    • PowerPoint 2000 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-017
      • Supersedes MS06-058
  • Office XP SP3
    • PowerPoint 2002 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-017
      • Supersedes MS06-058
  • Office 2003 SP2
  • Office 2003 SP3
  • 2007 Office System
  • 2007 Office System SP1
  • PowerPoint 2003 Viewer – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS09-017
    • Superseded by MS08-052
  • Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats – Download Update
  • Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS09-017
  • Office 2004 for Mac – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS08-026

Important Bulletins

MS08-042: Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955048)

Affected Software

  • Office XP SP3
    • Word 2002 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-072
      • Supersedes MS08-026
  • Office 2003 SP2
  • Office 2003 SP3
    • Word 2003 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS08-072
      • Supersedes MS08-026

MS08-047: Vulnerability in IPsec Policy Processing Could Allow Information Disclosure (953733)

Affected Software

MS08-048: Security Update for Outlook Express and Windows Mail (951066)

Affected Software

  • Outlook Express 5.5 SP2 
    • Windows 2000 SP4 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-037
      • Supersedes MS07-056
  • Outlook Express 6 SP1
    • Windows 2000 SP4 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-037
      • Supersedes MS07-056
  • Outlook Express 6
    • Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-030
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows XP SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-030
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows XP SP2 Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-030
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-030
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-030
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-030
      • Supersedes MS07-056
  • Windows Mail
    • Windows Vista, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows Vista SP1, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-030
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows Vista, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-030
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows Vista SP1, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-030
      • Supersedes MS07-056
    • Windows Server 2008, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-030
    • Windows Server 2008, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-030
    • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS10-030

MS08-049: Vulnerabilities in Event System Could Allow Remote Code Execution (950974)

Affected Software

MS08-050: Vulnerability in Windows Messenger Could Allow Information Disclosure (955702)

Affected Software

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 1.9
Edited: May 13, 2012

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