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New Microsoft vulnerability

Remember how I told everyone that runs Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, or XP machines should update their machine for a specific patch a few months ago? Remember how the WORM_MSBLAST.A came out that exploited it? Well, Microsoft today announced a revised patch to take care of more vulnerabilities in the RPC interface, so I'm making sure that you are aware of it. No OS bashing will be allowed in this journal entry, so keep those comments to thyself.

Maximum Severity Rating: Critical
Bulletin: MS03-039

The Microsoft Security Response Center has released Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-039

What Is It?
The Microsoft Security Response Center has released Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-039 which concerns a vulnerability in the versions of Microsoft Windows listed above.

Microsoft has released a tool that can be used to scan a network for the presence of systems which have not had the MS03-039 patch installed. More details on this tool are available in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 827363. This tool supersedes the one provided in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 826369 which was developed to scan systems for the vulnerability patched by MS03-026.

More information is now available at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-039.asp

In an effort to better communicate with our customers, Microsoft will also be conducting a Webcast to provide guidance on Protecting Your PC and details of MS03-039. http://www.microsoft.com/usa/webcasts/upcoming/2373.asp