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Detection and Deployment Guidance

Published: 2006-08-09
Last Updated: 2006-08-09 21:48:24 UTC
by Scott Fendley (Version: 3)
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Microsoft released a Knowledge Base article yesterday that provides some guidance about deploying the patches from yesterday.  It does detail those updates that would not be detected, or deployed through the various mechanisms supported by Microsoft.   For more information, please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923752.

Update for those using Windows Update:

For those using the older Windows Update system, the Office patches are not supported under this system.  If you are using the newer Microsoft Update, the Office patches will be applied for the more recent versions (XP and 2003).  Office 2000 users will need to go to the Office Update site to get these patches or apply manually.

Update #2:
MS06-047 appears to only be partially installed by most all mechanisms supported by Microsoft.  The best bet appears to be to manually install this update on all computers.  Installing this patch through other mechanisms may leave a window of exposure in some cases.  We encourage you to read the above article for discussion on this patch.

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Scott Fendley   ( sfendley -at- isc. sans. org)
University of Arkansas
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