Microsoft’s Emergency Advisory Security Update MS08-067

October 29, 2008

Several New Orleans Microsoft clients of Onsite Computer Services have called in the past few days regarding a Microsoft update that was not released on the usual second-Tuesday-of-the-month.  Apparently Vista isn’t affected by this particular exploit; however XP, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 require patching.  This is from the Microsoft advisory (958963) released last week:

Microsoft is aware that detailed exploit code demonstrating code execution has been published on the Internet for the vulnerability that is addressed by security update MS08-067. This exploit code demonstrates code execution on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. Microsoft is aware of limited, targeted active attacks that use this exploit code. At this time, there are no self-replicating attacks associated with this vulnerability.

Microsoft has activated its Software Security Incident Response Process (SSIRP) and is continuing to investigate this issue.  Our investigation of this exploit code has verified that it does not affect customers who have installed the updates detailed in MS08-067 on their computers. Microsoft continues to recommend that customers apply the updates to the affected products by enabling the Automatic Updates feature in Windows.”

Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans is advising our clients to apply the patch released last week in security update MS08-067 and reboot their PCs and servers as soon as possible to prevent problems with this security exploit.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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