Friday, July 18, 2003

Windows Vulnerabilities

Well it had to come sooner or later...more major Windows security issues...
As you will already know if you keep your head out of the sand!

Well I say major, but not critical...or are they?. I guess it depends on how you look at it. Some firms would issue an advisory as critical when a discovered bug may give full access to a box, but may only affect 5% of computer users worldwide.

Another firm may issue an advisory as non critical even though it affects all users of a particular OS or application...Why would they issue a non-critical advisory if it is affecting all users? Example reasons may be that it may be harder to exploit or easy to exploit but does not have any real security threat.. Of course there are more things to consider than that, but these are a few initial thoughts I had.

You can check out some reports on these new windows bugs on The Register , Microsoft TechNet & Ben has a nice story too.

What is the moral of this post?

If a security patch exists & you're affected then apply the patch regardless of if you use the affected service or security threat status, afterall...

A security issue is a security issue & a system is only as secure as its weakest point!

Post ID: 15, posted by jase at 10:35 PM
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