More information about critical Microsoft security vulnerability

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

As anticipated in the blog entry I made earlier today, Microsoft has published a highly critical patch (known as MS08-067) for Windows users.

Vanja in our labs has described the issue in greater detail on the SophosLabs blog and there is a more detailed analysis, including Sophos’s own take on the vulnerability, in a technical advisory.

Of course, you should also read Microsoft’s own official advisory on their website and download the patch. (Did I mention that? Get patched.)

This is a very serious vulnerability – you are advised to patch any potentially affected systems as a matter of…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.