Patch Tuesday – December 9, 2008

Eight security bulletins were released by Microsoft on Tuesday, December 9, 2008. 6 Critical Bulletins (MS08-070, MS08-071, MS08-072, MS08-073, MS08-074, and MS08-075), and 2 Important Bulletins (MS08-076 and MS08-077) according to the December 2008 Bulletin Summary.

Critical Bulletins

MS08-070: Vulnerabilities in Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files (ActiveX Controls) Could Allow Remote Code Execution (932349)

Affected Software

MS08-071: Vulnerabilities in GDI Could Allow Remote Code Execution (956802)

Affected Software

MS08-072: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957173)

Affected Software

  • Office 2000 SP3
    • Word 2000 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-027
      • Supersedes MS08-026
  • Office XP SP3
    • Word 2002 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-027
      • Supersedes MS08-042
  • Office 2003 SP3
    • Word 2003 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-027
      • Supersedes MS08-042
  • 2007 Office System
  • 2007 Office System SP1
  • Word Viewer 2003 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS09-027
    • Supersedes MS08-026
  • Word Viewer 2003 SP3 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS09-027
    • Supersedes MS08-026
  • Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS09-027
    • Supersedes MS08-026
  • Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS09-027
    • Supersedes MS08-026
  • Works 8 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS09-024
    • Supersedes MS08-052
  • Office 2004 for Mac – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS08-057
  • Office 2008 for Mac – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS08-057
  • Open XML File Format Converter for Mac – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS08-057

MS08-073: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (958215)

Affected Software

  • Internet Explorer 5.01
    • Windows 2000 SP4 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
      • Supersedes MS08-058
  • Internet Explorer 6 SP1
    • Windows 2000 SP4 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
      • Supersedes MS08-058
  • Internet Explorer 6
    • Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows XP SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows XP SP2 Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-014
      • Supersedes MS08-058
  • Internet Explorer 7
    • Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows XP SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows XP SP2 Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2003 SP2 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Vista, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Vista SP1, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Vista, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Vista SP1, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2008, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2008, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058
    • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-002
      • Supersedes MS08-058

MS08-074: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (959070)

Affected Software

  • Office 2000 SP3
    • Excel 2000 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-009
      • Supersedes MS08-057
  • Office XP SP3
    • Excel 2002 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-009
      • Supersedes MS08-057
  • Office 2003 SP3
    • Excel 2003 SP3 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-009
      • Supersedes MS08-057
  • 2007 Office System
  • 2007 Office System SP1
    • Excel 2007 SP1 – Download Update
      • Superseded by MS09-009
      • Supersedes MS08-057
  • Excel 2003 Viewer – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS08-057
  • Excel 2003 SP3 Viewer – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS09-009
    • Supersedes MS08-057
  • Excel Viewer – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS09-009
    • Supersedes MS08-057 
  • Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats – Download Update 
    • Supersedes MS08-057
  • Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 – Download Update 
    • Superseded by MS09-009
    • Supersedes MS08-057
  • Office 2004 for Mac – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS09-009
    • Supersedes MS08-057
  • Office 2008 for Mac – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS09-009
    • Supersedes MS08-057
  • Open XML File Format Converter for Mac – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS09-021 and MS09-027
    • Supersedes MS08-057

MS08-075: Vulnerabilities in Windows Search Could Allow Remote Code Execution (959349)

Affected Software

  • Windows Vista, 32-bit Editions [KB958623] – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS08-038
  • Windows Vista SP1, 32-bit Editions [KB958623] – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS08-038
  • Windows Vista, 32-bit Editions [KB958624] – Download Update
  • Windows Vista SP1, 32-bit Editions [KB958624] – Download Update
  • Windows Vista, 64-bit Editions [KB958623] – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS08-038
  • Windows Vista SP1, 64-bit Editions [KB958623] – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS08-038
  • Windows Vista, 64-bit Editions [KB958624] – Download Update
  • Windows Vista SP1, 64-bit Editions [KB958624] – Download Update
  • Windows Server 2008, 32-bit Editions [KB958623] – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS08-038
  • Windows Server 2008, 32-bit Editions [KB958624] – Download Update
  • Windows Server 2008, 64-bit Editions [KB958623] – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS08-038
  • Windows Server 2008, 64-bit Editions [KB958624] – Download Update
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems [KB958623] – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS08-038
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems [KB958624] – Download Update

Important Bulletins

MS08-076: Vulnerabilities in Windows Media Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (959807)

Affected Software

MS08-077: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Could Cause Elevation of Privilege (957175)

Affected Software

  • Office Software
    • Office SharePoint Server 2007, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS07-059
    • Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1, 32-bit Editions – Download Update
    • Office SharePoint Server 2007, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
      • Supersedes MS07-059
    • Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1, 64-bit Editions – Download Update
  • Server 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 1.8
Edited: May 14, 2012

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