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Windows exploit already doing the rounds

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    Windows exploit already doing the rounds



    Security researchers have already come up with a working exploit for a Windows 2000 bug patched on Tuesday, raising the spectre of another worm outbreak along the lines of Zotob in August. The hole relates to Microsoft's bulletin MS05-051, which details a "remote, unauthenticated attack vector" on Windows 2000 systems, the same as that exploited by Zotob. The vulnerabilies are in Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) and COM+, an iteration of the Microsoft Component Object Model, and could allow an attacker to execute malicious code on Windows 2000 systems.

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    1. ffreeloader
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      These two things have been the focus of quite a few attacks. I guess MS's implemenation of the protocols these services use isn't very secure. (Imagine that. :rolleyes: ) If you have no reason to be running them, and the vast majority of standalone computers have no reason to be running them, shut them down. Disable them completely.

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