Last Patch Tuesday More Important Than I Thought
I made short shrift of the last Patch Tuesday, not taking it too seriously
since there were only
, and only one of those critical.
Turns out one of the patches was for more interesting and important than I
thought. It seems that Microsoft has had a hole in its Server Message Block
-- a hole that took
seven solid years to fix! The vulnerability can let hackers control an entire
network. Security pros have no idea what took so long, and believe that many
may have been hacked this way without even knowing it.
I'm pretty happy with how Microsoft patches, and see this as an anomaly. You
agree? Thoughts welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on November 13, 2008 at 11:52 AM