Friday, October 24, 2008

You Must Run Windows Update

If you are running Windows, please run Windows Update ASAP. Without applying this :patch:, your machine is at risk of being exploited by a worm like the Slammer/Blaster worms of a few years ago. Here is the executive summary from Microsoft's website:
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.
Love the situation or hate it, you must update your computer and restart!

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