Friday, August 12, 2005

Windows 2000 users: "Patch now or else..."

Ryan Naraine writes in eWeek:

Windows 2000 users, patch now or else...

That's the blunt warning from Microsoft Corp.'s security response center after "detailed exploit code" for a wormable flaw started circulating on underground security Web sites.

The software maker rushed out an advisory late Thursday night to warn that unpatched Windows 2000 users are at the biggest risk of a PC takeover attack.

Ziff Davis Internet News has confirmed the existence of at least five exploits targeting several different vulnerabilities patched by Microsoft earlier this week.

The one that worries Microsoft the most is the exploit for the Plug and Play vulnerability addressed in the MS05-039 bulletin.


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