MS12-023: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2675157)

This security update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.

Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Version: 1.0


General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Critical for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Internet Explorer 9 on Windows clients and Moderate for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Internet Explorer 9 on Windows servers. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles the printing of specially crafted HTML content and the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory. For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.

Recommendation. The majority of customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who have not enabled automatic updating need to check for updates and install this update manually. For information about specific configuration options in automatic updating, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 294871.

For administrators and enterprise installations, or end users who want to install this security update manually, Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately using update management software, or by checking for updates using the Microsoft Update service.

See also the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, later in this bulletin.

Known Issues. None
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Affected and Non-Affected Software

The following software have been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Affected Software









Operating System

Component

Maximum Security Impact

Aggregate Severity Rating

Updates Replaced




Internet Explorer 6




Windows XP Service Pack 3

Internet Explorer 6
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 6
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 6
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 6
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems

Internet Explorer 6
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157




Internet Explorer 7




Windows XP Service Pack 3

Internet Explorer 7
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems

Internet Explorer 7
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7**
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7**
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 7
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157




Internet Explorer 8




Windows XP Service Pack 3

Internet Explorer 8
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 8
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 8
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 8
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 8
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 8
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 8**
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 8**
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems

Internet Explorer 8
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 8
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

Internet Explorer 8
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 8
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems

Internet Explorer 8**
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 8**
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems

Internet Explorer 8
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 8
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157




Internet Explorer 9




Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 9
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 9
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 9**
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2

Internet Explorer 9**
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems

Internet Explorer 9
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 9
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

Internet Explorer 9
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 9
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Critical

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems

Internet Explorer 9**
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157



Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Internet Explorer 9**
(KB2675157)

Remote Code Execution

Moderate

KB2647516 in MS12-010 replaced by KB2675157


**Server Core installation not affected. The vulnerabilities addressed by this update do not affect supported editions of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 as indicated, when installed using the Server Core installation option. For more information on this installation option, see the TechNet articles, Managing a Server Core Installation and Servicing a Server Core Installation. Note that the Server Core installation option does not apply to certain editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2; see Compare Server Core Installation Options.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update


Where are the file information details?
Refer to the reference tables in the Security Update Deployment section for the location of the file information details.

Is Windows Developer Preview affected by the vulnerabilities addressed in this bulletin?
Yes. The KB2675157 update is available for the Windows Developer Preview release . Customers with Windows Developer Preview are encouraged to apply the update to their systems. The update is only available on Windows Update.

Why does this update address several reported security vulnerabilities?
This update contains support for several vulnerabilities because the modifications that are required to address these issues are located in related files. Instead of having to install several updates that are almost the same, customers need to install this update only.

Does this update contain any security-related changes to functionality?
Yes. In addition to the changes that are listed in the Vulnerability Information section of this bulletin, this update includes defense-in-depth updates to help improve security-related features in Internet Explorer.

What is defense-in-depth?
In information security, defense-in-depth refers to an approach in which multiple layers of defense are in place to help prevent attackers from compromising the security of a network or system.

I am using an older release of the software discussed in this security bulletin. What should I do?
The affected software listed in this bulletin have been tested to determine which releases are affected. Other releases are past their support life cycle. For more information about the product lifecycle, visit the Microsoft Support Lifecycle website.

It should be a priority for customers who have older releases of the software to migrate to supported releases to prevent potential exposure to vulnerabilities. To determine the support lifecycle for your software release, see Select a Product for Lifecycle Information. For more information about service packs for these software releases, see Service Pack Lifecycle Support Policy.

Customers who require custom support for older software must contact their Microsoft account team representative, their Technical Account Manager, or the appropriate Microsoft partner representative for custom support options. Customers without an Alliance, Premier, or Authorized Contract can contact their local Microsoft sales office. For contact information, visit the Microsoft Worldwide Information website, select the country in the Contact Information list, and then click Go to see a list of telephone numbers. When you call, ask to speak with the local Premier Support sales manager. For more information, see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ.
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Vulnerability Information

Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers


The following severity ratings assume the potential maximum impact of the vulnerability. For information regarding the likelihood, within 30 days of this security bulletin's release, of the exploitability of the vulnerability in relation to its severity rating and security impact, please see the Exploitability Index in the April bulletin summary. For more information, see Microsoft Exploitability Index.

Vulnerability Severity Rating and Maximum Security Impact by Affected Software











Affected Software

Print Feature Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0168

JScript9 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0169

OnReadyStateChange Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0170

SelectAll Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0171

VML Style Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0172

Aggregate Severity Rating




Internet Explorer 6




Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 3

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate




Internet Explorer 7




Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Service Pack 3

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2**

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2**

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 7 Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate




Internet Explorer 8




Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP Service Pack 3

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2**

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2**

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Critical



Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems**

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1**

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate



Internet Explorer 8 in Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate




Internet Explorer 9




Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical



Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical



Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2**

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate



Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2**

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate



Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical



Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical



Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical



Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Critical



Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems**

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate



Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1**

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate
Remote Code Execution

Not applicable

Moderate


**Server Core installation not affected. The vulnerabilities addressed by this update do not affect supported editions of Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 as indicated, when installed using the Server Core installation option. For more information on this installation option, see the TechNet articles, Managing a Server Core Installation and Servicing a Server Core Installation. Note that the Server Core installation option does not apply to certain editions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2; see Compare Server Core Installation Options.
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Print Feature Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0168


A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Internet Explorer attempts to print a specially crafted HTML page. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2012-0168.

Mitigating Factors for Print Feature Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0168


Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:
The "Print table of links" option is not enabled by default when printing from Internet Explorer. Only customers who manually select this feature when they print a webpage are likely to be vulnerable to this issue.
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
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Workarounds for Print Feature Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0168


Microsoft has not identified any workarounds for this vulnerability.
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FAQ for Print Feature Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0168


What is the scope of the vulnerability?
This is a remote code execution vulnerability.

What causes the vulnerability?
Under certain conditions, Internet Explorer improperly handles printing a specially crafted HTML page.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do?
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability?
This vulnerability requires that a user attempts to print specially crafted HTML content with the "Print table of links" option enabled.

In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer, and then convince a user to view the website and print the page with the "Print table of links" option enabled. An attacker could also embed an ActiveX control marked "safe for initialization" in an application or Microsoft Office document that hosts the IE rendering engine. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These websites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to view and print the attacker-controlled content. In addition, an attacker cannot automatically enable the "Print table of links" option. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by clicking a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website, or by opening an attachment sent through email, and then convince users to attempt to print specially crafted content with the "Print table of links" option enabled.

In an email-based attack scenario, an attacker could send a specially crafted email message to a potential victim, and then convince the potential victim to attempt to print the email message with the "Print table of links" option enabled. Only email applications, such as Microsoft Outlook 2003, Microsoft Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail, that support the "Print table of links" option could be leveraged for this attack vector. However, if a web-based email service is used, then the web-based attack scenario could apply.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability?
Systems where Internet Explorer is used frequently, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability.

What does the update do?
The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles the printing of specially crafted HTML content. The changes to Internet Explorer also address the email attack vector through Microsoft Outlook 2003, Microsoft Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed?
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through coordinated vulnerability disclosure.

When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited?
No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers when this security bulletin was originally issued.
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JScript9 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0169


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object that has been deleted. The vulnerability may corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2012-0169.

Mitigating Factors for JScript9 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0169


Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:
In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a website that contains a webpage that is used to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these websites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the website, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website.
By default, all supported versions of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, and Windows Mail open HTML email messages in the Restricted sites zone. The Restricted sites zone, which disables script and ActiveX controls, helps reduce the risk of an attacker being able to use this vulnerability to execute malicious code. If a user clicks a link in an email message, the user could still be vulnerable to exploitation of this vulnerability through the web-based attack scenario.
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. This mode mitigates this vulnerability. See the FAQ section for this vulnerability for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.
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Workarounds for JScript9 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0169


Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality:
Set Internet and Local intranet security zone settings to "High" to block ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting in these zones
You can help protect against exploitation of this vulnerability by changing your settings for the Internet security zone to block ActiveX controls and Active Scripting. You can do this by setting your browser security to High.

To raise the browsing security level in Internet Explorer, perform the following steps:
1.On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
2.In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click the Internet icon.
3.Under Security level for this zone, move the slider to High. This sets the security level for all websites you visit to High.

Note If no slider is visible, click Default Level, and then move the slider to High.

Note Setting the level to High may cause some websites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a website after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly even with the security setting set to High.

Impact of workaround. There are side effects to blocking ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting. Many Web sites that are on the Internet or on an intranet use ActiveX or Active Scripting to provide additional functionality. For example, an online e-commerce site or banking site may use ActiveX Controls to provide menus, ordering forms, or even account statements. Blocking ActiveX Controls or Active Scripting is a global setting that affects all Internet and intranet sites. If you do not want to block ActiveX Controls or Active Scripting for such sites, use the steps outlined in "Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone".

Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone

After you set Internet Explorer to block ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted websites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect yourself from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone.

To do this, perform the following steps:
1.In Internet Explorer, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
2.In the Select a web content zone to specify its current security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
3.If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
4.In the Add this website to the zone box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click Add.
5.Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone.
6.Click OK two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

Note Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your system. Two in particular that you may want to add are *.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and *.update.microsoft.com. These are the sites that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX Control to install the update.



Configure Internet Explorer to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone
You can help protect against exploitation of this vulnerability by changing your settings to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone. To do this, perform the following steps:
1.In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
2.Click the Security tab.
3.Click Internet, and then click Custom Level.
4.Under Settings, in the Scripting section, under Active Scripting, click Prompt or Disable, and then click OK.
5.Click Local intranet, and then click Custom Level.
6.Under Settings, in the Scripting section, under Active Scripting, click Prompt or Disable, and then click OK.
7.Click OK two times to return to Internet Explorer.

Note Disabling Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zones may cause some Web sites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a website after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly.

Impact of workaround. There are side effects to prompting before running Active Scripting. Many websites that are on the Internet or on an intranet use Active Scripting to provide additional functionality. For example, an online e-commerce site or banking site may use Active Scripting to provide menus, ordering forms, or even account statements. Prompting before running Active Scripting is a global setting that affects all Internet and intranet sites. You will be prompted frequently when you enable this workaround. For each prompt, if you feel you trust the site that you are visiting, click Yes to run Active Scripting. If you do not want to be prompted for all these sites, use the steps outlined in "Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone".

Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone

After you set Internet Explorer to require a prompt before it runs ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted websites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect you from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone.

To do this, perform the following steps:
1.In Internet Explorer, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
2.In the Select a web content zone to specify its current security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
3.If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
4.In the Add this website to the zone box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click Add.
5.Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone.
6.Click OK two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

Note Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your system. Two in particular that you may want to add are *.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and *.update.microsoft.com. These are the sites that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX Control to install the update.



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FAQ for JScript9 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0169


What is the scope of the vulnerability?
This is a remote code execution vulnerability.

What causes the vulnerability?
When Internet Explorer attempts to access an object that has been deleted, it may corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do?
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability?
An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer, and then convince a user to view the website. An attacker could also embed an ActiveX control marked "safe for initialization" in an application or Microsoft Office document that hosts the IE rendering engine. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These websites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to view the attacker-controlled content. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by clicking a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website, or by opening an attachment sent through email.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability?
Systems where Internet Explorer is used frequently, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability.

I am running Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2. Does this mitigate this vulnerability?
Yes. By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. Enhanced Security Configuration is a group of preconfigured settings in Internet Explorer that can reduce the likelihood of a user or administrator downloading and running specially crafted web content on a server. This is a mitigating factor for websites that you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone.

What does the update do?
The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed?
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through coordinated vulnerability disclosure.

When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited?
No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers when this security bulletin was originally issued.
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OnReadyStateChange Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0170


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object that has been deleted. The vulnerability may corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2012-0170.

Mitigating Factors for OnReadyStateChange Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0170


Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:
In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a website that contains a webpage that is used to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these websites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the website, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website.
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
By default, all supported versions of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, and Windows Mail open HTML email messages in the Restricted sites zone. The Restricted sites zone, which disables script and ActiveX controls, helps reduce the risk of an attacker being able to use this vulnerability to execute malicious code. If a user clicks a link in an email message, the user could still be vulnerable to exploitation of this vulnerability through the web-based attack scenario.
By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. This mode mitigates this vulnerability. See the FAQ section for this vulnerability for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.
Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 are not affected by this vulnerability.
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Workarounds for OnReadyStateChange Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0170


Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality:
Set Internet and Local intranet security zone settings to "High" to block ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting in these zones
You can help protect against exploitation of this vulnerability by changing your settings for the Internet security zone to block ActiveX controls and Active Scripting. You can do this by setting your browser security to High.

To raise the browsing security level in Internet Explorer, perform the following steps:
1.On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
2.In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click the Internet icon.
3.Under Security level for this zone, move the slider to High. This sets the security level for all websites you visit to High.

Note If no slider is visible, click Default Level, and then move the slider to High.

Note Setting the level to High may cause some websites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a website after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly even with the security setting set to High.

Impact of workaround. There are side effects to blocking ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting. Many Web sites that are on the Internet or on an intranet use ActiveX or Active Scripting to provide additional functionality. For example, an online e-commerce site or banking site may use ActiveX Controls to provide menus, ordering forms, or even account statements. Blocking ActiveX Controls or Active Scripting is a global setting that affects all Internet and intranet sites. If you do not want to block ActiveX Controls or Active Scripting for such sites, use the steps outlined in "Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone".

Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone

After you set Internet Explorer to block ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted websites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect yourself from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone.

To do this, perform the following steps:
1.In Internet Explorer, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
2.In the Select a web content zone to specify its current security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
3.If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
4.In the Add this website to the zone box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click Add.
5.Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone.
6.Click OK two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

Note Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your system. Two in particular that you may want to add are *.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and *.update.microsoft.com. These are the sites that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX Control to install the update.



Configure Internet Explorer to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone
You can help protect against exploitation of this vulnerability by changing your settings to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone. To do this, perform the following steps:
1.In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
2.Click the Security tab.
3.Click Internet, and then click Custom Level.
4.Under Settings, in the Scripting section, under Active Scripting, click Prompt or Disable, and then click OK.
5.Click Local intranet, and then click Custom Level.
6.Under Settings, in the Scripting section, under Active Scripting, click Prompt or Disable, and then click OK.
7.Click OK two times to return to Internet Explorer.

Note Disabling Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zones may cause some Web sites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a website after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly.

Impact of workaround. There are side effects to prompting before running Active Scripting. Many websites that are on the Internet or on an intranet use Active Scripting to provide additional functionality. For example, an online e-commerce site or banking site may use Active Scripting to provide menus, ordering forms, or even account statements. Prompting before running Active Scripting is a global setting that affects all Internet and intranet sites. You will be prompted frequently when you enable this workaround. For each prompt, if you feel you trust the site that you are visiting, click Yes to run Active Scripting. If you do not want to be prompted for all these sites, use the steps outlined in "Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone".

Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone

After you set Internet Explorer to require a prompt before it runs ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted websites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect you from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone.

To do this, perform the following steps:
1.In Internet Explorer, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
2.In the Select a web content zone to specify its current security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
3.If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
4.In the Add this website to the zone box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click Add.
5.Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone.
6.Click OK two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

Note Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your system. Two in particular that you may want to add are *.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and *.update.microsoft.com. These are the sites that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX Control to install the update.



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FAQ for OnReadyStateChange Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0170


What is the scope of the vulnerability?
This is a remote code execution vulnerability.

What causes the vulnerability?
When Internet Explorer attempts to access an object that has been deleted, it may corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do?
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability?
An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website. An attacker could also embed an ActiveX control marked "safe for initialization" in an application or Microsoft Office document that hosts the IE rendering engine. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These websites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to view the attacker-controlled content. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by clicking a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website, or by opening an attachment sent through email.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability?
Systems where Internet Explorer is used frequently, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability.

I am running Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2. Does this mitigate this vulnerability?
Yes. By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. Enhanced Security Configuration is a group of preconfigured settings in Internet Explorer that can reduce the likelihood of a user or administrator downloading and running specially crafted web content on a server. This is a mitigating factor for websites that you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone.

What does the update do?
The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed?
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through coordinated vulnerability disclosure.

When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited?
No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers when this security bulletin was originally issued.
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SelectAll Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0171


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object that has been deleted. The vulnerability may corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2012-0171.

Mitigating Factors for SelectAll Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0171


Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:
In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a website that contains a webpage that is used to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these websites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the website, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website.
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
By default, all supported versions of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, and Windows Mail open HTML email messages in the Restricted sites zone. The Restricted sites zone, which disables script and ActiveX controls, helps reduce the risk of an attacker being able to use this vulnerability to execute malicious code. If a user clicks a link in an email message, the user could still be vulnerable to exploitation of this vulnerability through the web-based attack scenario.
By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. This mode mitigates this vulnerability. See the FAQ section for this vulnerability for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.
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Workarounds for SelectAll Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0171


Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality:
Set Internet and Local intranet security zone settings to "High" to block ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting in these zones
You can help protect against exploitation of this vulnerability by changing your settings for the Internet security zone to block ActiveX controls and Active Scripting. You can do this by setting your browser security to High.

To raise the browsing security level in Internet Explorer, perform the following steps:
1.On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
2.In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click the Internet icon.
3.Under Security level for this zone, move the slider to High. This sets the security level for all websites you visit to High.

Note If no slider is visible, click Default Level, and then move the slider to High.

Note Setting the level to High may cause some websites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a website after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly even with the security setting set to High.

Impact of workaround. There are side effects to blocking ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting. Many Web sites that are on the Internet or on an intranet use ActiveX or Active Scripting to provide additional functionality. For example, an online e-commerce site or banking site may use ActiveX Controls to provide menus, ordering forms, or even account statements. Blocking ActiveX Controls or Active Scripting is a global setting that affects all Internet and intranet sites. If you do not want to block ActiveX Controls or Active Scripting for such sites, use the steps outlined in "Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone".

Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone

After you set Internet Explorer to block ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted websites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect yourself from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone.

To do this, perform the following steps:
1.In Internet Explorer, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
2.In the Select a web content zone to specify its current security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
3.If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
4.In the Add this website to the zone box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click Add.
5.Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone.
6.Click OK two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

Note Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your system. Two in particular that you may want to add are *.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and *.update.microsoft.com. These are the sites that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX Control to install the update.



Configure Internet Explorer to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone
You can help protect against exploitation of this vulnerability by changing your settings to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone. To do this, perform the following steps:
1.In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
2.Click the Security tab.
3.Click Internet, and then click Custom Level.
4.Under Settings, in the Scripting section, under Active Scripting, click Prompt or Disable, and then click OK.
5.Click Local intranet, and then click Custom Level.
6.Under Settings, in the Scripting section, under Active Scripting, click Prompt or Disable, and then click OK.
7.Click OK two times to return to Internet Explorer.

Note Disabling Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zones may cause some Web sites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a website after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly.

Impact of workaround. There are side effects to prompting before running Active Scripting. Many websites that are on the Internet or on an intranet use Active Scripting to provide additional functionality. For example, an online e-commerce site or banking site may use Active Scripting to provide menus, ordering forms, or even account statements. Prompting before running Active Scripting is a global setting that affects all Internet and intranet sites. You will be prompted frequently when you enable this workaround. For each prompt, if you feel you trust the site that you are visiting, click Yes to run Active Scripting. If you do not want to be prompted for all these sites, use the steps outlined in "Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone".

Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone

After you set Internet Explorer to require a prompt before it runs ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted websites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect you from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone.

To do this, perform the following steps:
1.In Internet Explorer, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
2.In the Select a web content zone to specify its current security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
3.If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
4.In the Add this website to the zone box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click Add.
5.Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone.
6.Click OK two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

Note Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your system. Two in particular that you may want to add are *.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and *.update.microsoft.com. These are the sites that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX Control to install the update.



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FAQ for SelectAll Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0171


What is the scope of the vulnerability?
This is a remote code execution vulnerability.

What causes the vulnerability?
When Internet Explorer attempts to access an object that has been deleted, it may corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do?
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability?
An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website. An attacker could also embed an ActiveX control marked "safe for initialization" in an application or Microsoft Office document that hosts the IE rendering engine. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These websites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to view the attacker-controlled content. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by clicking a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website, or by opening an attachment sent through email.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability?
Systems where Internet Explorer is used frequently, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability.

I am running Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2. Does this mitigate this vulnerability?
Yes. By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. Enhanced Security Configuration is a group of preconfigured settings in Internet Explorer that can reduce the likelihood of a user or administrator downloading and running specially crafted web content on a server. This is a mitigating factor for websites that you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone.

What does the update do?
The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed?
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through coordinated vulnerability disclosure.

When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited?
No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers when this security bulletin was originally issued.
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VML Style Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0172


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object that has been deleted. The vulnerability may corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2012-0172.

Mitigating Factors for VML Style Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0172


Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:
In a web-based attack scenario, an attacker could host a website that contains a webpage that is used to exploit this vulnerability. In addition, compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit these websites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the website, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website.
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
By default, all supported versions of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, and Windows Mail open HTML email messages in the Restricted sites zone. The Restricted sites zone, which disables script and ActiveX controls, helps reduce the risk of an attacker being able to use this vulnerability to execute malicious code. If a user clicks a link in an email message, the user could still be vulnerable to exploitation of this vulnerability through the web-based attack scenario.
By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. This mode mitigates this vulnerability. See the FAQ section for this vulnerability for more information about Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.
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Workarounds for VML Style Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0172


Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality:
Set Internet and Local intranet security zone settings to "High" to block ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting in these zones
You can help protect against exploitation of this vulnerability by changing your settings for the Internet security zone to block ActiveX controls and Active Scripting. You can do this by setting your browser security to High.

To raise the browsing security level in Internet Explorer, perform the following steps:
1.On the Internet Explorer Tools menu, click Internet Options.
2.In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Security tab, and then click the Internet icon.
3.Under Security level for this zone, move the slider to High. This sets the security level for all websites you visit to High.

Note If no slider is visible, click Default Level, and then move the slider to High.

Note Setting the level to High may cause some websites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a website after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly even with the security setting set to High.

Impact of workaround. There are side effects to blocking ActiveX Controls and Active Scripting. Many Web sites that are on the Internet or on an intranet use ActiveX or Active Scripting to provide additional functionality. For example, an online e-commerce site or banking site may use ActiveX Controls to provide menus, ordering forms, or even account statements. Blocking ActiveX Controls or Active Scripting is a global setting that affects all Internet and intranet sites. If you do not want to block ActiveX Controls or Active Scripting for such sites, use the steps outlined in "Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone".

Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone

After you set Internet Explorer to block ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted websites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect yourself from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone.

To do this, perform the following steps:
1.In Internet Explorer, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
2.In the Select a web content zone to specify its current security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
3.If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
4.In the Add this website to the zone box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click Add.
5.Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone.
6.Click OK two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

Note Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your system. Two in particular that you may want to add are *.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and *.update.microsoft.com. These are the sites that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX Control to install the update.



Configure Internet Explorer to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone
You can help protect against exploitation of this vulnerability by changing your settings to prompt before running Active Scripting or to disable Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zone. To do this, perform the following steps:
1.In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options on the Tools menu.
2.Click the Security tab.
3.Click Internet, and then click Custom Level.
4.Under Settings, in the Scripting section, under Active Scripting, click Prompt or Disable, and then click OK.
5.Click Local intranet, and then click Custom Level.
6.Under Settings, in the Scripting section, under Active Scripting, click Prompt or Disable, and then click OK.
7.Click OK two times to return to Internet Explorer.

Note Disabling Active Scripting in the Internet and Local intranet security zones may cause some Web sites to work incorrectly. If you have difficulty using a website after you change this setting, and you are sure the site is safe to use, you can add that site to your list of trusted sites. This will allow the site to work correctly.

Impact of workaround. There are side effects to prompting before running Active Scripting. Many websites that are on the Internet or on an intranet use Active Scripting to provide additional functionality. For example, an online e-commerce site or banking site may use Active Scripting to provide menus, ordering forms, or even account statements. Prompting before running Active Scripting is a global setting that affects all Internet and intranet sites. You will be prompted frequently when you enable this workaround. For each prompt, if you feel you trust the site that you are visiting, click Yes to run Active Scripting. If you do not want to be prompted for all these sites, use the steps outlined in "Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone".

Add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone

After you set Internet Explorer to require a prompt before it runs ActiveX controls and Active Scripting in the Internet zone and in the Local intranet zone, you can add sites that you trust to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone. This will allow you to continue to use trusted websites exactly as you do today, while helping to protect you from this attack on untrusted sites. We recommend that you add only sites that you trust to the Trusted sites zone.

To do this, perform the following steps:
1.In Internet Explorer, click Tools, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
2.In the Select a web content zone to specify its current security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
3.If you want to add sites that do not require an encrypted channel, click to clear the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
4.In the Add this website to the zone box, type the URL of a site that you trust, and then click Add.
5.Repeat these steps for each site that you want to add to the zone.
6.Click OK two times to accept the changes and return to Internet Explorer.

Note Add any sites that you trust not to take malicious action on your system. Two in particular that you may want to add are *.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and *.update.microsoft.com. These are the sites that will host the update, and it requires an ActiveX Control to install the update.



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FAQ for VML Style Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0172


What is the scope of the vulnerability?
This is a remote code execution vulnerability.

What causes the vulnerability?
When Internet Explorer attempts to access an object that has been deleted, it may corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

What might an attacker use the vulnerability to do?
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

How could an attacker exploit the vulnerability?
An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website. An attacker could also embed an ActiveX control marked "safe for initialization" in an application or Microsoft Office document that hosts the IE rendering engine. The attacker could also take advantage of compromised websites and websites that accept or host user-provided content or advertisements. These websites could contain specially crafted content that could exploit this vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to view the attacker-controlled content. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by clicking a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website, or by opening an attachment sent through email.

What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerability?
Systems where Internet Explorer is used frequently, such as workstations or terminal servers, are at the most risk from this vulnerability.

I am running Internet Explorer for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2. Does this mitigate this vulnerability?
Yes. By default, Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 runs in a restricted mode that is known as Enhanced Security Configuration. Enhanced Security Configuration is a group of preconfigured settings in Internet Explorer that can reduce the likelihood of a user or administrator downloading and running specially crafted web content on a server. This is a mitigating factor for websites that you have not added to the Internet Explorer Trusted sites zone.

What does the update do?
The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Internet Explorer handles objects in memory.

When this security bulletin was issued, had this vulnerability been publicly disclosed?
No. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through coordinated vulnerability disclosure.

When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that this vulnerability was being exploited?
No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers when this security bulletin was originally issued.
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Update Information

Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance


Security Central

Manage the software and security updates you need to deploy to the servers, desktop, and mobile systems in your organization. For more information see the TechNet Update Management Center. The Microsoft TechNet Security website provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.

Security updates are available from Microsoft Update and Windows Update. Security updates are also available from the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update."

Finally, security updates can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The Microsoft Update Catalog provides a searchable catalog of content made available through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including security updates, drivers and service packs. By searching using the security bulletin number (such as, "MS07-036"), you can add all of the applicable updates to your basket (including different languages for an update), and download to the folder of your choosing. For more information about the Microsoft Update Catalog, see the Microsoft Update Catalog FAQ.

Detection and Deployment Guidance

Microsoft provides detection and deployment guidance for security updates. This guidance contains recommendations and information that can help IT professionals understand how to use various tools for detection and deployment of security updates. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 961747.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) allows administrators to scan local and remote systems for missing security updates as well as common security misconfigurations. For more information about MBSA, visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

The following table provides the MBSA detection summary for this security update.






Software

MBSA




Windows XP Service Pack 3

Yes



Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Yes



Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Yes



Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Yes



Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems

Yes



Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Yes



Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Yes



Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2

Yes



Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2

Yes



Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2

Yes



Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1

Yes



Windows 7 for x64-based Systems and Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Yes



Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Yes



Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1

Yes


Note For customers using legacy software not supported by the latest release of MBSA, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services, please visit Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and reference the Legacy Product Support section on how to create comprehensive security update detection with legacy tools.

Windows Server Update Services

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running the Windows operating system. For more information about how to deploy security updates using Windows Server Update Services, see the TechNet article, Windows Server Update Services.

Systems Management Server

The following table provides the SMS detection and deployment summary for this security update.







Software

SMS 2003 with ITMU

Configuration Manager 2007




Windows XP Service Pack 3

Yes

Yes



Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Yes

Yes



Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Yes

Yes



Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Yes

Yes



Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems

Yes

Yes



Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Yes

Yes



Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Yes

Yes



Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2

Yes

Yes



Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2

Yes

Yes



Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2

Yes

Yes



Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1

Yes

Yes



Windows 7 for x64-based Systems and Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Yes

Yes



Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Yes

Yes



Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1

Yes

Yes


Note Microsoft discontinued support for SMS 2.0 on April 12, 2011. For SMS 2003, Microsoft also discontinued support for the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT) on April 12, 2011. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007. For customers remaining on SMS 2003 Service Pack 3, the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) is also an option.

For SMS 2003, the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) can be used by SMS to detect security updates that are offered by Microsoft Update and that are supported by Windows Server Update Services. For more information about the SMS 2003 ITMU, see SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates. For more information about SMS scanning tools, see SMS 2003 Software Update Scanning Tools. See also Downloads for Systems Management Server 2003.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 uses WSUS 3.0 for detection of updates. For more information about Configuration Manager 2007 Software Update Management, visit System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

For more information about SMS, visit the SMS website.

For more detailed information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 910723: Summary list of monthly detection and deployment guidance articles.

Update Compatibility Evaluator and Application Compatibility Toolkit

Updates often write to the same files and registry settings required for your applications to run. This can trigger incompatibilities and increase the time it takes to deploy security updates. You can streamline testing and validating Windows updates against installed applications with the Update Compatibility Evaluator components included with Application Compatibility Toolkit.

The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows Vista, a Windows Update, a Microsoft Security Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer in your environment.
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Security Update Deployment


Affected Software

For information about the specific security update for your affected software, click the appropriate link:

Windows XP (all editions)


Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.











Inclusion in Future Service Packs

The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup



Deployment




Installing without user intervention

Internet Explorer 6 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:
WindowsXP-KB2675157-x86-ENU.exe /quiet




Internet Explorer 6 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows XP:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB2675157-x64-ENU.exe /quiet




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:
IE7-WindowsXP-KB2675157-x86-ENU.exe /quiet




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows XP:
IE7-WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB2675157-x64-ENU.exe /quiet




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:
IE8-WindowsXP-KB2675157-x86-ENU.exe /quiet




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows XP:
IE8-WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB2675157-x64-ENU.exe /quiet



Installing without restarting

Internet Explorer 6 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:
WindowsXP-KB2675157-x86-ENU.exe /norestart




Internet Explorer 6 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows XP:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB2675157-x64-ENU.exe /norestart




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:
IE7-WindowsXP-KB2675157-x86-ENU.exe /norestart




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows XP:
IE7-WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB2675157-x64-ENU.exe /norestart




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:
IE8-WindowsXP-KB2675157-x86-ENU.exe /norestart




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows XP:
IE8-WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB2675157-x64-ENU.exe /norestart



Update log file

Internet Explorer 6 for all supported editions of Windows XP:
KB2675157.log




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported editions of Windows XP:
KB2675157-IE7.log




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported editions of Windows XP:
KB2675157-IE8.log



Further information

See the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance



Restart Requirement




Restart required?

Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update.



Hotpatching

Not applicable



Removal Information

Internet Explorer 6 for all supported editions of Windows XP:
Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB2675157$\Spuninst folder




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported editions of Windows XP:
Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the %Windir%\ie7updates\KB2675157-IE7\spuninst folder




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported editions of Windows XP:
Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the %Windir%\ie8updates\KB2675157-IE8\spuninst folder



File Information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2675157



Registry Key Verification

Internet Explorer 6 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP4\KB2675157\Filelist




Internet Explorer 6 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows XP:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP Version 2003\SP3\KB2675157\Filelist




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP0\KB2675157-IE7\Filelist




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows XP:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP Version 2003\SP0\KB2675157-IE7\Filelist




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows XP:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP0\KB2675157-IE8\Filelist




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows XP:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP Version 2003\SP0\KB2675157-IE8\Filelist


Note The update for supported versions of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition also applies to supported versions of Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition.

Deployment Information























































































































































































































































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Windows Server 2003 (all editions)


Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.











Inclusion in Future Service Packs

The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup



Deployment




Installing without user intervention

Internet Explorer 6 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003:
WindowsServer2003-KB2675157-x86-ENU.exe /quiet




Internet Explorer 6 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB2675157-x64-ENU.exe /quiet




Internet Explorer 6 for all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
WindowsServer2003-KB2675157-ia64-ENU.exe /quiet




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003:
IE7-WindowsServer2003-KB2675157-x86-ENU.exe /quiet




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
IE7-WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB2675157-x64-ENU.exe /quiet




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
IE7-WindowsServer2003-KB2675157-ia64-ENU.exe /quiet




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003:
IE8-WindowsServer2003-KB2675157-x86-ENU.exe /quiet




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
IE8-WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB2675157-x64-ENU.exe /quiet



Installing without restarting

Internet Explorer 6 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003:
WindowsServer2003-KB2675157-x86-ENU.exe /norestart




Internet Explorer 6 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB2675157-x64-ENU.exe /norestart




Internet Explorer 6 for all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
WindowsServer2003-KB2675157-ia64-ENU.exe /norestart




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003:
IE7-WindowsServer2003-KB2675157-x86-ENU.exe /norestart




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
IE7-WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB2675157-x64-ENU.exe /norestart




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
IE7-WindowsServer2003-KB2675157-ia64-ENU.exe /norestart




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2003:
IE8-WindowsServer2003-KB2675157-x86-ENU.exe /norestart




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
IE8-WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB2675157-x64-ENU.exe /norestart



Update log file

Internet Explorer 6 for all supported 32-bit editions, x64-based editions, and Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
KB2675157.log




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported 32-bit editions, x64-based editions, and Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
KB2675157-IE7.log




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported 32-bit editions and x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
KB2675157-IE8.log



Further information

See the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance



Restart Requirement




Restart required?

Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update.



HotPatching

This security update does not support HotPatching. For more information about HotPatching, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 897341.



Removal Information

Internet Explorer 6 for all supported 32-bit editions, x64-based editions, and Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the Use the Spuninst.exe utility, located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB2675157$\Spuninst folder




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported 32-bit editions, x64-based editions, and Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the %Windir%\ie7updates\KB2675157-IE7\spuninst folder




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported 32-bit editions and x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
Use Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel or the Spuninst.exe utility located in the %Windir%\ie8updates\KB2675157-IE8\spuninst folder



File Information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2675157



Registry Key Verification

Internet Explorer 6 for all supported 32-bit editions, x64-based editions, and Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows Server 2003\SP3\KB2675157\Filelist




Internet Explorer 7 for all supported 32-bit editions, x64-based editions, and Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows Server 2003\SP0\KB2675157-IE7\Filelist




Internet Explorer 8 for all supported 32-bit editions and x64-based editions of Windows Server 2003:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\Windows Server 2003\SP0\KB2675157-IE8\Filelist


Note The update for supported versions of Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition also applies to supported versions of Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.

Deployment Information























































































































































































































































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Windows Vista (all editions)


Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.











Inclusion in Future Service Packs

The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup



Deployment




Installing without user intervention

Internet Explorer 7 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 7 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 8 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
IE8-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 8 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
IE8-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 9 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 9 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet



Installing without restarting

Internet Explorer 7 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 7 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
Windows6.0-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 8 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
IE8-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 8 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
IE8-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 9 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Vista:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 9 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Vista:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet /norestart



Further information

See the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance



Restart Requirement




Restart required?

Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update.



Hotpatching

Not applicable



Removal Information

WUSA.exe does not support uninstall of updates. To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.



File Information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2675157



Registry Key Verification

Note A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.


Deployment Information



























































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Windows Server 2008 (all editions)


Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.











Inclusion in Future Service Packs

The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup



Deployment




Installing without user intervention

Internet Explorer 7 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 7 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 7 in all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB2675157-ia64.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 8 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE8-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 8 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE8-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 9 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 9 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet



Installing without restarting

Internet Explorer 7 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 7 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 7 in all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
Windows6.0-KB2675157-ia64.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 8 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE8-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 8 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE8-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 9 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 9 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008:
IE9-Windows6.0-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet /norestart



Further information

See the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance



Restart Requirement




Restart required?

Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update.



HotPatching

Not applicable.



Removal Information

WUSA.exe does not support uninstall of updates. To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, click Control Panel, and then click Security. Under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.



File Information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2675157



Registry Key Verification

Note A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.


Deployment Information



























































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Windows 7 (all editions)


Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.











Inclusion in Future Service Packs

The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup



Deployment




Installing without user intervention

Internet Explorer 8 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 8 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 9 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 7:
IE9-Windows6.1-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 9 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows 7:
IE9-Windows6.1-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet



Installing without restarting

Internet Explorer 8 in all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 8 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows 7:
Windows6.1-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 9 for all supported 32-bit editions of Windows 7:
IE9-Windows6.1-KB2675157-x86.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 9 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows 7:
IE9-Windows6.1-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet /norestart



Further information

See the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance



Restart Requirement




Restart required?

Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update.



Hotpatching

Not applicable



Removal Information

To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.



File Information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2675157



Registry Key Verification

Note A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.


Deployment Information































































































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Windows Server 2008 R2 (all editions)


Reference Table

The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.











Inclusion in Future Service Packs

The update for this issue will be included in a future service pack or update rollup



Deployment




Installing without user intervention

Internet Explorer 8 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows6.1-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 8 in all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows6.1-KB2675157-ia64.msu /quiet




Internet Explorer 9 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
IE9-Windows6.1-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet



Installing without restarting

Internet Explorer 8 in all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows6.1-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 8 in all supported Itanium-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
Windows6.1-KB2675157-ia64.msu /quiet /norestart




Internet Explorer 9 for all supported x64-based editions of Windows Server 2008 R2:
IE9-Windows6.1-KB2675157-x64.msu /quiet /norestart



Further information

See the subsection, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance



Restart Requirement




Restart required?

Yes, you must restart your system after you apply this security update.



Hotpatching

Not applicable



Removal Information

To uninstall an update installed by WUSA, use the /Uninstall setup switch or click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then under Windows Update, click View installed updates and select from the list of updates.



File Information

See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2675157



Registry Key Verification

Note A registry key does not exist to validate the presence of this update.


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Other Information

Acknowledgments

Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
linx2008 of AISec for reporting the Print Feature Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2012-0168)
Roel Spilker of TOPdesk for reporting the JScript9 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2012-0169)
Jose Antonio Vazquez Gonzalez , working with VeriSign iDefense Labs, for reporting the OnReadyStateChange Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2012-0170)
An anonymous researcher, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the SelectAll Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2012-0171)
An anonymous researcher, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the VML Style Remote Code Exeuction Vulnerability (CVE-2012-0172)
Masato Kinugawa for working with us on defense-in-depth changes included in this bulletin
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Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please visit the active protections websites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.
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Support

How to obtain help and support for this security update
Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update
Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support
Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center
Local support according to your country: International Support
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Disclaimer

The information provided in the Microsoft Knowledge Base is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.
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Revisions
V1.0 (April 10, 2012): Bulletin published.
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