Friday, October 24, 2008

Microsoft out-of-band release

It's been a long time since our last post, but this weeks activity warrants a post. Yesterday, Microsoft announced a critical update (MS08-067), which occurred out of their normal "Patch Tuesday" cycle. Well it turns out that it was a good idea. The patch closes a security hole in how Windows systems communicate with each other. This vulnerability has the potential to be exploited through worm and spread wildly. It is advised that all users update with Windows systems as soon as possible.

1 comment:

Jim DiFronzo said...

Well, the worm is now spreading across the internet. Today there have been multiple detections reported to the Internet Storm Center: