Out of band security update planned for today (MS08-067)

Updated 10/23/2008 @ 1:17pm EST
We have pushed the update live – here’s the direct link to the bulletin:http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-067.mspx (if it doesn’t work for you – keep trying – it will be live real soon now).
Also n
ote that the Microsoft Malware Protection Center also has generic detection for the malware dropped in the targeted attacks!
You can read more about it at the MMPC blog: http://blogs.technet.com/mmpc/archive/2008/10/23/get-protected-now.aspx
Finally my team has released a blog post with an interesting .C file linked at the end – for those who like to compile stuff and play around with ACLs: http://blogs.technet.com/swi/archive/2008/10/23/More-detail-about-MS08-067.aspx

The MSRC, SWI and some Windows product team folks have been working really hard to get a critical security update out the door this week and they just pushed the advanced notification thing live early this morning (EST).



It’s likely that by the time many of you read this – the update will already be available for download via WU/MU/WSUS etc. 
Be sure to go out and grab it – especially if you are running Windows XP or lower operating systems (as you can tell by the severity ratings in the advance notification thinger – it’s critical on that platform).

As always we apologize in advance if this ruins anyone’s weekend plans – I personally blame the miscreants. 🙂

P.S.  Keep an eye on my team’s blog later today for more technical information: http://blogs.technet.com/swi

Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    The only question remaining is what you mean by "miscreants" – the people writing the attack code, or the people writing the attacked code? 🙂