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New Microsoft system vulnerabilities discovered

Posted: 06:33:15, Friday, Oct 17, 2003   Expiration: 19:00:00, Friday, Oct 31, 2003  

Microsoft just announced new, multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Exchange, some of which could allow remote attackers to gain control of vulnerable computers. The severity ratings of the vulnerabilities range from moderate to critical.

Microsoft just announced new, multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Exchange, some of which could allow remote attackers to gain control of vulnerable computers. The severity ratings of the vulnerabilities range from moderate to critical. It is recommended that all computers running the following systems be updated with the latest patches as soon as possible.

These vulnerabilities affect the following systems:

Multiple versions of Microsoft Windows (ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003), as well as Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2000

Details on these vulnerabilities can be found in the relevant Microsoft Security Bulletins at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/current.asp, MS03-041 - MS03-047.

In most cases, the easiest way to update your Windows systems is by using Windows Update. Instructions for ensuring your Windows systems have all the recent patches are available at http://helpdesk.doit.wisc.edu/page.php?id=2121. You can also contact your local IT support staff or the DoIT Help Desk for assistance.

As we learn more information about these vulnerabilities and the threats they pose to campus, we will keep the DoIT and Help Desk web site updated.

-- DoIT Communications

Created: 06:33:15, Friday, Oct 17, 2003 (by Weizhong W.)
Updated: 06:41:49, Friday, Oct 17, 2003 (by John S.)