MS Critical update released today

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Ian D, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Ian D

    Ian D Guest

    Actually the update is critical for XP, etc., but only
    important for Vista, providing UAC is enabled and
    not blindly authorized for each request. Also, a
    firewall will reduce the risk.

    What I found really interesting, is that it says in the
    FAQ that users of the Windows 7 pre-beta should
    also apply the update. Windows 7, that is!

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-067.mspx
     
    Ian D, Oct 24, 2008
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  2. FYI, there are no Windows 7 beta testers who frequent this Windows Vista newsgroup.

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    Actually the update is critical for XP, etc., but only
    important for Vista, providing UAC is enabled and
    not blindly authorized for each request. Also, a
    firewall will reduce the risk.

    What I found really interesting, is that it says in the
    FAQ that users of the Windows 7 pre-beta should
    also apply the update. Windows 7, that is!

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-067.mspx
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Oct 24, 2008
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    tweakwindows Guest

    tweakwindows, Oct 24, 2008
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  4. Ian D

    InfoSecGuru Guest

    does this vulnerability affect Windows XP Embedded?

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    InfoSecGuru, Oct 24, 2008
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  5. So? Who cares?!

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    DRM and unintended consequences:
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=435&tag=nl.e101
     
    The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly , Oct 24, 2008
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  6. Yes it would, since XP Embedded is based on the same binaries as XP.

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    Zaphod Beeblebrox, Oct 24, 2008
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