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Author Topic: Critical vulnerability in Windows  (Read 6181 times)

Lashiec

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Critical vulnerability in Windows
« on: October 23, 2008, 05:38:31 PM »
It's rare that Microsoft decides to release a patch for Windows outside the monthly Patch Tuesday, but today they decided to do just that. The vulnerability is located in the Server service, and just like many others before allows remote code execution. It's rated as highly critical, and according to the details published in the Secunia advisory, it's a 0-day exploit, so it's better to patch sooner than later.

Screenshot - 24_10_2008 , 0_42_54.png

As a curiosity, it should be noted that even the private builds of Windows 7 are affected.

via Unhandled Perception
« Last Edit: October 23, 2008, 05:44:53 PM by Lashiec »

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Re: Critical vulnerability in Windows
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 11:45:06 PM »
Thanks for the heads up  :)

FWIW, I've applied the update on 3 machines and so far haven't encountered any obvious problems.

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Re: Critical vulnerability in Windows
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008, 12:14:30 AM »
Ditto -- thanks for the heads up.. Installed on winxp 64 no problem.

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Re: Critical vulnerability in Windows
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2008, 12:18:52 AM »
Two machines here and no problems.


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Re: Critical vulnerability in Windows
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2008, 12:27:54 AM »
Remote code execution is nasty, and this one in particular because on some configurations it can be done without having any credentials on the system. Still, firewall or NATing router, and then it really isn't all that bad :)
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Re: Critical vulnerability in Windows
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2008, 12:51:13 AM »
Wait, do I have to update my Mac too? Oh wait, I don't use a MAC, silly me! Why would anyone hack a system no one uses!

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Re: Critical vulnerability in Windows
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2008, 04:12:55 AM »
 :D Josh



BTW How many Flaws in Vista are noticed by MS so far? :tellme:

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Re: Critical vulnerability in Windows
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2008, 02:20:58 PM »
Installs on Win2K3 and 2K8 servers without a hiccup. Totally transparent so far. Anybody do it on Vista?

(fingers still crossed ;D)


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Re: Critical vulnerability in Windows
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2008, 02:59:48 PM »
No issue on Vista 32bit so far!

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Re: Critical vulnerability in Windows
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2008, 03:46:53 PM »
No problem on Vista64 either. Also installed it on both XP home and XP pro with no issues.

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Re: Critical vulnerability in Windows
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2008, 11:23:41 AM »
Major problem on my Dell Latitude 620 with Vista Ultimate installed.  After installing and then rebooting it was stuck on the boot screen.  Unable to repair with Windows Repair Disk, and no luck with System Restore.  I eventually had to restore from an image on my Windows Home Server.  I tried to apply it a second time with the same results, so I have ignored the update for now.