Microsoft Security Advisory (958963): Exploit Code Published Affecting the Server Service

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 27, 2008.

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    Microsoft Security Advisory (958963): Exploit Code Published Affecting the
    Server Service
    Microsoft is aware that detailed exploit code demonstrating code execution
    has been published on the Internet for the vulnerability that is addressed
    by security update MS08-067. This exploit code demonstrates code execution
    on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. Microsoft is aware of
    limited, targeted active attacks that use this exploit code. At this time,
    there are no self-replicating attacks associated with this vulnerability.
    Microsoft has activated its Software Security Incident Response Process
    (SSIRP) and is continuing to investigate this issue.

    Our investigation of this exploit code has verified that it does not affect
    customers who have installed the updates detailed in MS08-067 on their
    computers. Microsoft continues to recommend that customers apply the
    updates to the affected products by enabling the Automatic Updates feature
    in Windows.

    We continue to work with our Microsoft Security Response Alliance (MSRA) and
    Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) partners so that their products
    can provide additional protections for customers. We have updated our
    Windows Live Safety Scanner, Windows Live One Care, and Forefront security
    products with protections for customers. We have also been working with our
    partners in the Global Infrastructure Alliance for Internet Safety (GIAIS)
    program to take steps to help keep attacks from spreading.

    Customers who believe they are affected can contact Customer Service and
    Support. Contact CSS in North America for help with security update issues
    or viruses at no charge using the PC Safety line (1-866-PCSAFETY).
    International customers may request help by using any method found at this
    location: (click on
    the select your region hyperlink in the first paragraph).

    Mitigating Factors:

    • Customers who have installed the MS08-067 security update are not affected
    by this vulnerability.

    • Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems are primarily at
    risk from this vulnerability. Customers running these platforms should
    deploy MS08-067 as soon as possible.

    • While installation of the update is the recommended action, customers who
    have applied the mitigations as identified in MS08-067 will have minimized
    their exposure and potential exploitability against an attack.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 27, 2008
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