2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 27, 2008 1:19 PM by Grif

    Microsoft Issues Critical 'Out of Band" Security Patch

      With this one, it's a good idea to update NOW>

      Published: 2008-10-23,
      Last Updated: 2008-10-23 12:16:16 UTC
      by Mark Hofman (Version: 1)

      Microsoft has just released an advance notification of an out-of-band update to be released on 23rd of October. They will hold a special webcast on the 23rd at 1:00 pm PT to discuss the release. The patch will be released at 10.00 am.

      The information in the bulletin mentions a remote code exploit, but no further details are provided, however a restart will be required.

      Microsoft rates the issue as critical for 2000/XP/2003 and important for vista/2008.

      If we get more information we'll update this diary.

      More: http://isc.sans.org/

      For those users which don't have Automatic Updates turned on, please visit the Windows Update site, ASAP, and install the update..OR... If you choose, you can download and run the manual installer of the update which can be downloaded from the link below:


      So far today, I've tested and updated about 30 of our office machines with both Windows XP SP3 and Windows 2000 SP4.. All installations went smoothly and required a reboot after the installation.. During the tests, I updated using either the manual installers from the link above or the Windows Update site.. Either method worked fine.

      Hope this helps.