Friday, October 24, 2008

Alert

Microsoft released an urgent security update yesterday for all supported versions of Windows. The alert is for vulnerability in Microsoft Windows which could spread to your computer without your knowledge via the Internet. This vulnerability will allow code to be executed on your computer remotely.

The vulnerability is deemed critical (**A vulnerability whose exploitation could allow the propagation of an Internet worm without user action) on Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003 and important (**A vulnerability whose exploitation could result in compromise of the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of users data, or of the integrity or availability of processing resources) on Windows Vista and Server 2008.

Please visit Microsoft's Web site for more information on this vulnerability in Microsoft Windows if applicable:

http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200810_oob.mspx


**The definitions for “critical” and “important” are from a November 2002 Microsoft bulletin http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/rating.mspx

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