Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 24 Aug. 2002, Vol 5 No. 34

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w   Office XP Service Pack 2
w   Microsoft Security Bulletin
w   Featured Software: Tweaking Toolbox for Windows
w   Recent Support BBS Postings
w   Web Site Updates
w   Administrivia

 
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Office XP Service Pack 2

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

Office XP This week, Microsoft released the second Service Pack for Office XP. This service pack promises to fix a number of bugs and also contains security enhancements.

Microsoft suggest to use the Office Product Updates Web site, which will detect your Office installation, prompt you to install exactly what you need to be fully updated, to minimize the time required to download this update. But you can also download [14.7 MB] the full SP-2 client update. Before installing, you need to make sure that you have installed Office XP Service Pack 1.

Office XP Service Pack 2 can also be ordered on CD from the Microsoft Office Web site.

You can find more information on Office XP Service Pack 2, including a list of fixes, from the Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 2 Web page. Administrators can use several ways to roll out SP2 in their organization, more information can be found on the Office XP Web site.

According to Microsoft, any public updates released after Office XP SP2 will require the installation of SP2.

Microsoft Security

August Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer

Microsoft has posted a (cumulative) patch for Internet Explorer that fixes all previously discussed security vulnerabilities affecting IE 5.01, 5.5 and IE 6. In addition, it eliminates six newly discovered vulnerabilities.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

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Buffer Overrun in TSAC ActiveX Control Could Allow Code Execution

Microsoft released a patch for Microsoft Terminal Services Advanced Client (TSAC) ActiveX control, which can be installed on any Windows system. The downloadable ActiveX control provides nearly the same functionality as the full Terminal Services Client, but is designed to deliver this functionality over the Web.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Terminal Services Advanced Client (TSAC) ActiveX control, which can be installed on any Windows system.

More...


Unchecked Buffer in Network Share Provider Can Lead to Denial of Service

Microsoft released a patch for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP to fix unchecked buffer in the Server Messenger Block (SBS) protocol.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, Server and Terminal Sever Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Server and Advanced Server
  • Windows XP Professional

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Recent Support BBS Postings

A Question Of Swap Files - Windows XP
What do YOU think is best to store CD's - General Discussions
Not shutting down - Windows 98
Inexpensive home network for occasional use - Networking
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Web Site Updates

These pages were added/updated in the past 2 weeks. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.


InfiniSource.com
Added: Wireless Cell Phones Creating New Legislative Needs
Added: Wish Your PC Web Cam Video Offered Clearer, Crisper PC Video?


Windows-Help.NET
Added: Microsoft Security: Buffer Overrun in TSAC ActiveX Control Could Allow Code Execution
Added: Microsoft Security: August Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer
Added: Microsoft Security: Unchecked Buffer in Network Share Provider Can Lead to Denial of Service
Added: Microsoft Issues Office XP Service Pack 2

Windows 98
Updated: Internet Explorer 5 Tip: Security Patches

Windows 2000
Added: Microsoft Security: Unchecked Buffer in Network Share Provider Can Lead to Denial of Service

Windows XP
Added: Microsoft Security: Unchecked Buffer in Network Share Provider Can Lead to Denial of Service
Added: Microsoft Posts Windows XP Movie Maker 1.2.1 Update

  Highlights

Wireless Cell Phones Creating New Legislative Needs

Poor cell phone service driving you bonkers? Help may be on the way.

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Wish Your PC Web Cam Video Offered Clearer, Crisper PC Video?

You can improve your web cam video in minutes with a FireWire PCI Adapter card and a new FireWire PC Web Cam.

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Microsoft Posts Windows XP Movie Maker 1.2.1 Update

Windows Movie Maker version 1.2.1 is an update for Windows Movie Maker, released in Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. Users who want to create high quality movies that use the latest Windows Media Audio and Video codecs and increase the maximum display size for recording should get this latest update.

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The Ten Immutable Laws of Security

Microsoft TechNet article discussing "The Ten Immutable Laws of Security". Don't hold your breath waiting for a patch that will protect you from the issues discussed here. It isn't possible for Microsoft or any software vendor to "fix" them, because they result from the way computers work. But don't abandon all hope yet sound judgment is the key to protecting yourself against these issues, and if you keep them in mind, you can significantly improve the security of your systems.

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