The following security updates were released on December 9, 2008. For more information and to download updates, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2008.

Bulletin Number

Description

Affected products

Rating

MS08-073

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (958215)

Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Internet Explorer 5.01

Critical

MS08-074

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (959070)

Office 2000, Excel 2000, Office XP, Excel 2002, Office 2003, Excel 2003, Office System 2007, Excel 2007, Excel Viewer 2003, Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats, Office 2004 for Macintosh, Office 2008 for Macintosh, Microsoft Office Excel Viewer, Open XML File Format Converter for Mac

Critical

MS08-075

Vulnerabilities in Windows Search Could Allow Remote Code Execution (959349)

Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista

Critical

MS08-076

Vulnerabilities in Windows Media Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (959807)

Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Media Player 6, Windows X, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Media Services 4.1, Windows Media Services 9, Windows Media Services 2008

Important

MS08-077

Vulnerability in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Could Cause Elevation of Privilege (957175)

Office SharePoint Server 2007

Important

- Andrea Weiss