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DirectX attack expected - patch Windows now

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by SimonV, Aug 19, 2003.

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    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    DirectX attack expected - patch Windows now

    Following last week's MSBlast worm attack, security experts at Microsoft and other firms are worried that a recently discovered vulnerability in DirectX could cause even more problems

    Microsoft seems to have survived the MSBlast worm attack, but now the company is urging Windows users to patch their systems against a different, potentially more dangerous, vulnerability in its software.

    Even though most businesses have installed the patch for MSBlast, there is another vulnerability that could completely overshadow last week's events. On 23 July Microsoft posted a security bulletin on its Web site that describes a "critical" vulnerability in DirectX. According to Microsoft, unprotected systems could be at the mercy of an attacker by simply playing a midi file or visiting a malicious Web page.

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-030
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/ms03-030.asp

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