August 2006 - Security Issues [Windows]

~NeonFire372~

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ITsafe said:
Title

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ITsafe Bulletin 2006/013



What is it?

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Problem with a Microsoft service running in Windows.



What is it affect?

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All versions of Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003.



What does it do?

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This problem could enable an attacker to gain control of your computer.



How do I fix it?

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Patch your software by downloading updates from Microsoft. Patches are available from the Microsoft Update Web site or by activating Automatic Updates. For more information about updating Microsoft software see advice on the Website of our partners at Get Safe Online: http://www.getsafeonline.org/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1148



Details of Specific Problem

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Exploit code exists that takes advantage of this problem.



Details of Underlying Problem(s)

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The technical issues are described by the supplier and can be found at:
- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-040.mspx.



Notes

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ITsafe Bulletins are issued by e-mail when significant risks have been identified that are likely to affect the majority of ITsafe users.





ITsafe Team

Making IT safe for You

http://www.itsafe.gov.uk

The UK Alerting and Advisory Service for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Security
I just posted this for a caution...

You should run Microsoft Update or go to:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-040.mspx

To download and install this update, its critical... :eek:
 

MooseMan1

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good info ^_^ thx, even though my updates already showed there were updates so i updated them, i'm sure i have it :D good idea to post it though for those who don't check there updates and stuff
 

-Paul-

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You know I signed up for that newsletter, and I got like 3 of them, I guess gmail blocked mine... or maybe I blocked it by accident... I GET ALOT OF SPAM! but Gmail blocks 99% of it.
 

MooseMan1

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i just never get any. i use 2 get some stuff before but latly i havn't gotten any spam at all, i don't get it on my yahoo account eather. just my hotmail one
 

~NeonFire372~

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MooseMan said:
i just never get any. i use 2 get some stuff before but latly i havn't gotten any spam at all, i don't get it on my yahoo account eather. just my hotmail one
When singing up for some websites, I use http://www.spamgourmet.com a disposable email address, along with the Firefox or IE addon, http://www.siteadvisor.com

SiteAdvisor gives you reports on the amount of spam receieved from whatever site, and user reviews, etc. etc. I gave CF a good review :)
 
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