MS03-26 (WU 823980) is critical -- get it now!

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by Robert Cerbin, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. I installed the referenced patch last night along with
    821557 and following installing and rebooting the system
    could no longer read my DVD, CD, and floppy drives. After
    doing a system restore, the problem has gone away.

    Has anyone else been reporting such problems? I want to
    install the patch, but not if it is going to disable my
    PC.



    >-----Original Message-----
    >Folks;
    >
    >Microsoft has issued a security bulletin 03-26 that, to

    quote from the
    >bulletin, "To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker

    would need to send
    >a specially formed request to the remote computer on

    port 135."
    >
    >As we all know around here from all the complaints about

    Messenger
    >popups, most folks don't have firewalls on their NetBIOS

    ports.
    >
    >The discoverer who posted on BugTraq did not release an

    exploit, but the
    >hole is universal, well-known, and very dangerous. Folks

    need to block
    >this port on their Internet interfaces, quickly. Go to

    Windows Update
    >and get 823980 and get a personal firewall if you don't

    have one, before
    >someone releases a new Messenger popup that does really

    bad things to
    >your system.
    >
    >--
    >Kent W. England, Microsoft MVP for Windows
    >
    >.
    >
     
    Robert Cerbin, Jul 17, 2003
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