There has been a lot of alerts/news out today from several vendors about a new critical vulnerability just announced.
Please note, many vendors are focusing on the fact that Windows 2000 and Windows XP is affected.
HOWEVER, it is deeper than that; all Microsoft operating systems are affected. The article only goes back to Windows 2000 but also covers XP, Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008. There is an off-cycle patch from Microsoft already out (usually it’s once per month). You can get this (and any others you may have missed) by clicking on Start – Windows Update.
Even if you have followed the proper best practices for segregation of your network and proper firewall proceedures I HIGHLY recommend getting this patch installed as soon as possible.Tagged: 2000, 2003technet, bulletin, firewall, microsoft, patch, RPC, Vista, vulnerability, windows, XP