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UNIRAS Brief - 66/04 - Microsoft - Macintosh Products Security Bulletin Summary for February, 2004



 
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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 66/04 dated 11.02.04  Time: 15:14  
 UNIRAS is part of NISCC (National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre)
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  UNIRAS material is also available from its website at www.uniras.gov.uk and
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Title
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Microsoft Macintosh Products Security Bulletin Summary for February, 2004

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Title: Microsoft Macintosh Products Security Bulletin Summary for 
       February, 2004
Issued: February 10, 2004
Version Number: 1.0
Bulletin: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/macfeb04.asp

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Summary:
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Included in this advisory is an update describing a newly discovered 
vulnerability in Microsoft Macintosh products.

** Important Security Bulletins

   MS04-005 - Vulnerability in Virtual PC for Mac could lead to   
              privilege elevation (835150)

             - Affected Software: 
               - Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac version 6.0 
               - Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac version 6.01 
               - Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac version 6.02 
               - Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac version 6.1

             - Impact: Elevation of Privilege
             - Version Number: 1.0 




Update Availability:
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An update is available to fix this vulnerability.
For additional information, including Technical Details, 
Workarounds, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and Update 
Deployment Information please read the Microsoft Macintosh Products 
Security Bulletin Summary for February at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/macfeb04.asp

Support: 
========
Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support 
Services at 1-866-PC SAFETY (1-866-727-2338). There is no 
charge for support calls associated with security patches. 
International customers can get support from their local Microsoft 
subsidiaries. Phone numbers for international support can be found 
at: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx
 
Additional Resources:
=====================
* Microsoft has created a free monthly e-mail newsletter containing
  valuable information to help you protect your network. This
  newsletter provides practical security tips, topical security
  guidance, useful resources and links, pointers to helpful
  community resources, and a forum for you to provide feedback
  and ask security-related questions.
  You can sign up for the newsletter at:

  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/secnews

* Join our Microsoft webcast for a live discussion of the technical
  details of the February security bulletins and steps you can take
  to protect your environment. Details can be found at:

  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=22796

* Protect your PC: Microsoft has provided information on how you 
  can help protect your PC at the following locations: 

  http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

  If you receive an e-mail that claims to be distributing a 
  Microsoft security patch, it is a hoax that may be distributing a 
  virus. Microsoft does not distribute security patches via e-mail. 
  You can learn more about Microsoft's software distribution 
  policies here:

  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/policy/swdist.asp

Acknowledgments:
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Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to protect 
customers:

- - - George Gal of @stake (http://www.atstake.com) for reporting the 
issue described in MS04-005.
     

Revisions: 
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* V1.0 February, 2004: Bulletin Created. 
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Protect your PC: Microsoft has provided information on how you 
can help protect your PC at the following locations: 
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

If you receive an e-mail that claims to be distributing a 
Microsoft security patch, it is a hoax that may be distributing a 
virus. Microsoft does not distribute security patches via e-mail. 
You can learn more about Microsoft's software distribution 
policies here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/policy/swdist.asp
********************************************************************
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