Critical Vulnerability in Microsoft Direct X on Older Versions of Windows

June 5, 2009

At Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans our Microsoft system engineers attempt to remain abreast of Microsoft security advisory warnings, especially on older versions of Windows.  The majority of our clients utilize systems that vary in age from Windows 2000 SP4 to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  About a week ago, Microsoft published an advisory of a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Direct X on older versions of Windows.

If your business runs Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003, your PCs may be at risk for this critical flaw.  An analysis by security experts at Sophos published Vulnerability 971778 –  Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution. Although a specific patch for the problem is not yet available, Microsoft issued a workaround for potentially affected systems http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971778.

For more information about this critical security flaw in older Microsoft systems, contact Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans.

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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