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22 new flaws uncovered in Microsoft products

By Phantasm66
Oct 13, 2004
  1. Microsoft yesterday published 10 new software security advisories, warning Windows users and corporate administrators of 22 new flaws that have been uncovered in Microsoft products. The flaws range from an "important" flaw which is only an issue for Microsoft Windows NT Server, to three "critical" flaws, which once again concern Internet Explorer.

    Right enough, I did see the Automatic Windows Update thing annoy me to let is download some stuff again last night, which I promptly permitted. At least its not too difficult to keep up to date with these patches. I guess these were the updates in question, or at least they address some of the problems.

    Several of the flaws could be used to create Web content that would run a program from the Internet, if a victim could be lured to the malicious Web site. Once again, we recommend that you keep your PC up to date with Windows OS patches and updates, that you install and keep up to date a firewall software, and that you install and keep up to date good anti-virus software. Maintaining these measures will save you a lot of hassle in the long run.
     
  2. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Just added these patches to OS Updates. Bar the IE patch basically everything else is for Windows 2000 (XP SP 2 not vulnerable).
     
  3. Burned

    Burned TS Rookie

    "Right enough, I did see the Automatic Windows Update thing annoy me to let is download some stuff again last night, which I promptly permitted"

    Could you please get a proof reader? I see these incomprehensible sentences on so many sites.
     
  4. werty316

    werty316 TS Rookie Posts: 185

    When are there never any flaws in a Microsoft products?
     
  5. Strakian

    Strakian TS Rookie Posts: 136

    When are there never any flaws in ANY software...
     
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Software is ALWAYS full of problems.

    Designing and building a software application is not where development work ends.

    A LOT of development work on applications is in the form of maintainance, working on enhancements and defects in the application, and altering and developing the code to achieve this.

    The truth is, flaws will be found in these Microsoft products for years. Even when they have been retired, and are no longer being maintained, problems will still be there. Not all of the problems will EVER be found.
     
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