A warning for those a little slow on the patching
Subject: General Tech | July 26, 2006 - 12:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With patch tuesday now immediately followed by explot wednesday, getting those Windows updates has become a little more pressing. CNET has some info on the 2 newest proof of concept vulnerabilities, so patch before they find their way into the wild.
The first exploit code takes advantage of a "critical" flaw in the Windows Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol, or DHCP, client, according to a customer alert sent out by the French Security Incident
Response Team on Monday. Microsoft released a fix on July 11 for the problem, Symantec said in its own
advisory for subscribers. Microsoft tackled the problem in security bulletin MS06-036, and people who
have applied that update are protected, a representative for the software maker said.
The second, proof-of-concept code targets a security hole in a Windows component called "mailslot,"
which Microsoft patched in bulletin MS06-035, Symantec and FRSIRT said. However, Microsoft said it
believes the code takes advantage of a new flaw. "
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Babylon 5 Coming
Back? @ Slashdot
- Nintendo slyly
hints at Wii release date @ Ars Technica
- New York City's
cathedrals of consumer electronics @ Ars Technica
- Webroot Spy Sweeper 5 Review @ WindowsAtoZ
- EclipseOC's Open Air
- Proporta DS
Lite Accessories @ Techgage
- Everglide Fantasy
Baseball Give Away @ Bigbruin
- Philips Holidays
in June Event @ Digital Trends
- Discussing the
AMD-ATI deal; Q&A with AMD EVP Henri Richard, part two @ DigiTimes
- AMD / ATI Merger -
Industry weighs in @ GDhardware
- AMD And ATI
Merger - Questions And Answers @ HotHardware