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Surprise Patch

Late last week, Microsoft put out an out-of-cycle patch that fixes Remote Procedure Call (RPC) problems in some older software including Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and XP (XP may be old, but it clearly ain't going anywhere soon).

Hackers can exploit these RPC holes to run code remotely and, unfortunately, is the perfect platform for a worm. It just might be time to fire up Shavlik, WSUS or your patch system of choice.

Posted by Doug Barney on October 27, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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