Go to Windows Update Now guys

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DrX, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. DrX

    DrX Guest

    I have just been emailed several sites using XML and other scripts which can literally take Data from your machine without you knowing..

    Go and Patch up A.S.A.P

    Security Update, February 12, 2002 -- Updated yesterday !!!
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    This update resolves the "Unchecked Buffer in SNMP Service Could Enable Arbitrary Code to be Run" security vulnerability in Windows 2000, and is discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-006. Download now to prevent a malicious user from running code of his or her choice or launching a Denial of Service (DoS) attack on your computer. Read this first


    Security Update, February 13, 2002 (MSXML 3.0)
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    This update resolves the "XMLHTTP Control Can Allow Access to Local Files" security vulnerability in Microsoft XML (MSXML) 3.0 and is discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-008. Download now to prevent a malicious user from reading the files on your computer when you visit a specially malformed Web site. Read this first



    Security Update, February 11, 2002 (Internet Explorer 6)
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    The "11 February 2002 Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer" update eliminates all previous security vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer versions 5 and higher, including six new vulnerabilities that have not been included in any previous update, and is discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-005. Download now to protect your computer from these vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could allow an attacker to run code on your computer. Read this first


    Security Update, February 14, 2002 (Internet Explorer 6)
    313 KB/ Download Time: < 1 min
    This update resolves the "Incorrect VBScript Handling in Internet Explorer can Allow Web Pages to Read Local Files" security vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and Windows XP or Windows 2000, and is discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-009. Download now to prevent a malicious user from using an unauthorized Web site to read the contents of files on your local computer. Read this first


    Security Update, November 20, 2001
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    This update resolves the "Windows Media Player .asf processor contains unchecked buffer" security vulnerability in Windows Media Player, Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), and Windows 2000, and is discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-056. Download now to prevent a malicious user from running code of his or her choice on your computer. Read this first Already Installed
     
  2. Alliedsvcs

    Alliedsvcs Guest

    Thanks.

    Did the update a few days ago. Question on the update site though. I've got the Automatic Update set to download and notify me when it's ready to install (DSL connection always on), but the update was posted on Feb 12, and the notification didn't pop up until Monday (Feb 18). Any idea why the lag time? Or is it Automatic Update only checks during certain times of day or on certain days?
     
  3. Kr0m

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    I was wondering that too. I did a huge update a few days ago, then lastnight I got the alerts in my email, with 2 more MS updates dated the 13th, they werent put on the site until lastnight I guess.
     
  4. zman

    zman Guest

    Krom : The olders ones dated the 13th have been patched themselves :)

    They were updated to 21 Feb

    I have also seen the latest exploits and MS updated their patch ASAP .:p
     
  5. DarkSiege

    DarkSiege Guest

    Thanx for the info
     
  6. existenz

    existenz Guest

    How do you get emails from Microsoft telling you about patches?

    Thanks.
     
  7. MrW

    MrW Guest

    Re: Thanks.

    The reason why it was 5 days later that it was downloaded is because if the testing process they go thought before they release a security fix. Apprently they have to test it in all lanuages and all different OS types before release.