June 2008 Black Tuesday Overview

Published: 2008-06-10
Last Updated: 2008-06-10 18:09:18 UTC
by Swa Frantzen (Version: 1)
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Overview of the June 2008 Microsoft patches and their status.

# Affected Contra Indications Known Exploits Microsoft rating ISC rating(*)
clients servers
MS08-030 A vulnerabilities in the Bluetooth stack allows code execution when a large number of SDP (Service Discover Protocol) requests are made.

KB 951376 No publicly known exploits Critical Critical Important
MS08-031 Multiple vulnerabilities in MSIE allow code execution and cross domain information leaks. The memory corruption gives access to the same rights as the logged-on user has. The vulnerability in parsing headers allows for HTTP Request Splitting, HTTP Request Smuggling and more (See CVE-2008-1544 for more details).
Replaces MS08-024.

KB 950759
Details on attacking CVE-2008-1544 are publicly available Critical PATCH NOW Important

A vulnerability in the Speech API accepts commands sent to it over the speakers of the computer, allowing an attacker access to the same rights as the user has. The speach recognition must be enabled for this to work.
Replaces MS08-023.

ActiveX Kill Bits

KB 950760 Publicly discussed Moderate Important Less Urgent

Multiple input validation vulnerabilities allow code execution in DirectX. Affected are MPEG streams in ASF and AVI files and parameters of SAMI (Synchronized Accessible Media Interchange) files.
Replaces MS07-064.



KB 951698
No publicly known exploits Critical Critical Important

Privilege escalation vulnerability in WINS allows an attacker to gain complete control of a vulnerable system by sending crafted packets to the WINS server.
Replaces MS04-045.



KB 948745
No publicly known exploits Important Less Urgent Critical

Input validation failure in the LDAP implementation part of AD leads to a Denial of Service.
Replaces MS08-003.

Active Directory

KB 953235 No publicly known exploits Important Less Urgent Critical

Multiple input validation failures in the PGM packets allow a Denial of Service. PGM is active when MSMQ (Microsoft Message Queuing) is installed on a system.
Replaces MS06-052.

PGM (Pragmatic General Multicast)

KB 950762 No publicly known exploits Important Important Important
We will update issues on this page for about a week or so as they evolve.
We appreciate updates
US based customers can call Microsoft for free patch related support on 1-866-PCSAFETY
(*): ISC rating
  • We use 4 levels:
    • PATCH NOW: Typically used where we see immediate danger of exploitation. Typical environments will want to deploy these patches ASAP. Workarounds are typically not accepted by users or are not possible. This rating is often used when typical deployments make it vulnerable and exploits are being used or easy to obtain or make.
    • Critical: Anything that needs little to become "interesting" for the dark side. Best approach is to test and deploy ASAP. Workarounds can give more time to test.
    • Important: Things where more testing and other measures can help.
    • Less Urgent: Typically we expect the impact if left unpatched to be not that big a deal in the short term. Do not forget them however.
  • The difference between the client and server rating is based on how you use the affected machine. We take into account the typical client and server deployment in the usage of the machine and the common measures people typically have in place already. Measures we presume are simple best practices for servers such as not using outlook, MSIE, word etc. to do traditional office or leisure work.
  • The rating is not a risk analysis as such. It is a rating of importance of the vulnerability and the perceived or even predicted threat for affected systems. The rating does not account for the number of affected systems there are. It is for an affected system in a typical worst-case role.
  • Only the organization itself is in a position to do a full risk analysis involving the presence (or lack of) affected systems, the actually implemented measures, the impact on their operation and the value of the assets involved.
  • All patches released by a vendor are important enough to have a close look if you use the affected systems. There is little incentive for vendors to publicize patches that do not have some form of risk to them.

Swa Frantzen -- Gorilla Security

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We should update diary for MS08-030:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-030 Revised June 19 , 2008.


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