* ASMT Note: I woke up today to my desktop, which runs 24/7, having the screen saver… meaning it had rebooted without my interacting with it. That usually means UPDATES were done AUTOMATICALLY. And although this isn’t Patch Wednesday, yesterday was probably the famous Patch Tuesday.
So everyone that can… ought to connect onto the Internet (if you’re not already on) and see if your computers are taking updates. My customers – let me know if you need help determining if your Windows boxes are getting automatic updates or not.
For those that don’t know, SMB is part of the protocols that provide Windows File and Printer Sharing. Chances are you have this enabled. Chances are you use this to some extent. You may not have it open to the Internet … but that fact may not be enough to protect you. Get Your Updates!
Get your updates!
MS Patch Tuesday: 3 critical SMB vulnerabilities
Microsoft today shipped a solitary bulletin with patches for at least three documented security flaws in the Microsoft Server Message Block ( SMB ) Protocol.
The three vulnerabilities, rated “critical” on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, exposes Windows users to remote code execution attacks, Microsoft said in its MS09-001 bulletin. The company warns:
“An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.”
Only two of the three vulnerabilities affect Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
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