Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for October 2008

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  1. ronjor

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    Pretty rare for them to post such single update.

    Anyone having any clues as to what component exactly they are fixing in a hurry now?
     
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    Although I did not receive a Windows Update Notification Tray yellow shield, went to Tools > Windows Update and there was a single update for my PC (WinXP SP2) which required restart.
    Vulnerability in Server Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (958644)
     
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    McAfee also noted an early exploit last week:

    Spy-Agent.da
    http://vil.mcafeesecurity.com/vil/content/v_152898.htm

    You might wonder, since this was described as a zero-day exploit, if you would have been protected before the patch was issued, should you have encountered this exploit.

    One preventative measure would be the firewall:

    Microsoft Patches Vulnerability as Hackers Launch Attacks
    http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Microsoft-Patches-Vulnerability-as-Hackers-Launch-Attacks/

    [the worm exploits ports 139, 445]

    Another preventative measure involves blocking the payload, the trojan executables. Any security product that prevents installing of unauthorized executable files would block this.


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