[unisog] Argh

Pollock, Joseph PollockJ at evergreen.edu
Fri Aug 22 16:06:33 GMT 2003


Has anyone checked to see if a vulnerability scanner like the one from ISS
shows the failed machines as unpatched?

Any differences observed with respect to patching manually or by a local
script as opposed to using Windows Update?

Joe Pollock
Network Services
The Evergreen State College

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Inzina [mailto:binzina at mbl.edu]
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 7:41 AM
To: unisog at sans.org
Subject: Re: [unisog] Argh


Confirm.  We are seeing similar results.  In addition, the Windows Update
process has trashed a number of OS's, mostly WinXP machines that were
upgraded from 2000.

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Barbara Inzina
Network Manager
MBL
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Phillip G Deneault wrote:
> 
> So this Microsoft Patch MS03-026... It might be me, in my sleepless trek
> through switches and buildings to keep Blaster and its variants at bay,
> but it seems to not be totally doing the job at preventing the virus from
> infecting hosts.
> 
> And I heard a nasty little rumor today that some people are saying that
> the patch only actually patches about 60% of the time.
> 
> I don't wanna panic anyone, but can anyone confirm this?
> 
> Thanks,
> Phil
> 
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