[Dshield] Windows 2000 users: "Patch now or else..."

Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Sun Aug 14 03:25:26 GMT 2005


On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 18:48:16 PDT, Abuse said:
> ** Reply to message from "David Taylor" <ltr at isc.upenn.edu> on Sat, 13 Aug 20

> > Are they saying fully patched windows machines are still vulnerable?

> There is no such thing as a completely secure OS.  You need to stay current on
> any patches available which helps keep the slime out but there are always
> another way in that they will eventually find.  It just seems that windows has
> more than its share of those holes.

All very true generalities - the *question* was "exactly what patches need to
be installed to make a W2K machine safe against *this specific* vulerability?".
One widespread report said a "fully patched" machine was vulnerable, but it
was *very* unclear whether "fully" included this Tuesday's patches or not....

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