|Microsoft Patch Tuesday - Nov 2011
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Microsoft released their November Patch Tuesday on the 8th November which also included a critical TCP/IP fix. The TCP/IP component affects Windows 7, Server 2008 and Vista. Microsoft said an attacker could use a specially crafted UDP data packet to trigger a crash and remotely execute code on a a targeted system.
Microsoft has fixed the flaw by altering the way Windows handles UDP packets. End users and admins are advised to make the bulletin a top priority for testing and deployment as soon as possible. Note: Patch Tuesday did not include a permanent patch in a recent flaw in the Windows kernel which could be exploited by the Duqu malware. Microsoft has released a temporary fix.
Simple: Check for Microsoft security updates here
End-of life reminder
Microsoft has end-of-life dates for Windows XP, so we suggest you start updating this operating system, which include Windows XP Service Pack 2, as they are no longer supported as of July 13, 2010. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to Service Pack 3 or to Windows 7 as soon as possible.
Source: ID Theft Protect
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