Start testing, start patchin’!

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Server service. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an affected system received a specially crafted RPC request. On Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 systems, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability without authentication to run arbitrary code. It is possible that this vulnerability could be used in the crafting of a wormable exploit. Firewall best practices and standard default firewall configurations can help protect network resources from attacks that originate outside the enterprise perimeter.


This security update is rated Critical for all supported editions of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and rated Important for all supported editions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. For more information, see the subsection, *Affected and Non-Affected Software*, in this section.


The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the way that the Server service handles RPC requests. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, *Vulnerability Information*.


*Recommendation.* Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately


Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Critical: Vulnerability in Server Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (958644):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-067.mspx?pf=true


MS ships emergency patch for Windows worm hole | Zero Day | ZDNet.com:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2062


Start testing, start patchin’!


 

One Thought on “Start testing, start patchin’!

  1. The XP patch doesn’t seem to have adversely affected my personal laptop in any way.

    Still waitin’ for the Vista patch to come out.

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