Exploit code published for Windows Worm Hole!!

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  1. JGuru

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    Detailed exploit code for a critical Windows worm hole has been published on the
    Net, putting millions of Windows users at risk of PC takeover attacks!!
    The code attempts to exploit a known vulnerability in the DHCP Client service.
    Microsoft warned that a successful exploit would allow remote code execution
    on Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP, & Windows 2003 Server. Because of an
    unchecked buffer, Microsoft said an attacker could remotely hijack a compromised
    System to install programs, view, change or delete data, or create new accounts
    with full user rights!!

    Read more about it here

    So Windows users get your firewall in place. Use ZoneAlarm Pro.
    Take a full backup of data, in case the hijacker deletes it!!
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Yeah, or go Open Source :D
     
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    my pc is already down, yipeee!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Oops montylee , use Linux. You are safe. You can have a shot at Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake).
    It's a very good distro , & easy to use. Also there are plenty of packages that can
    be installed.
     
  5. gxsaurav

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    Jguru

    Why r u publishing partial info regarding this, & why is it anti MS again, sound kind of provokative to me

    Users of Windows XP SP2 are not affected by this malware.

    As always it is adviced to install SP2 & latest updated via Windows updates, & in case u do not have genuine windows, better use Automatic update

    A fix is already relesed by Microsoft, which can be downloaded from their august security bulletin
     
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