Two updates in Microsoft's November's patch release

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Nov 12, 2008

Just two updates released by Microsoft this month: one rated critical, one important.

Microsoft has issued two updates in the November round of its monthly patch release cycle, one of them rated 'critical'.

The critical update addresses vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services which could be exploited to create a web page that would cause the Internet Explorer browser to execute malicious code. There are currently no known exploits for this vulnerability in the wild, although Microsoft's 'Exploitability index' assigns the vulnerability a rating that indicates that consistent exploit code is likely to be created.

The update assigned the slightly less severe rating of 'important' addresses a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol which, again, could be exploited to allow an attacker to execute code remotely.

As always, users are advised to ensure they install updates as soon as possible to optimise security. More details on the release are here.

Posted on 12 November 2008 by Virus Bulletin

twitter.png
fb.png
linkedin.png
hackernews.png
reddit.png

 

Latest posts:

VB2019 conference programme announced

VB is excited to reveal the details of an interesting and diverse programme for VB2019, the 29th Virus Bulletin International Conference, which takes place 2-4 October in London, UK.

VB2018 paper: Under the hood - the automotive challenge

Car hacking has become a hot subject in recent years, and at VB2018 in Montreal, Argus Cyber Security's Inbar Raz presented a paper that provides an introduction to the subject, looking at the complex problem, examples of car hacks, and the…

VB2018 paper and video: Android app deobfuscation using static-dynamic cooperation

Static analysis and dynamic analysis each have their shortcomings as methods for analysing potentially malicious files. Today, we publish a VB2018 paper by Check Point researchers Yoni Moses and Yaniv Mordekhay, in which they describe a method that…

VB2019 call for papers closes this weekend

The call for papers for VB2019 closes on 17 March, and while we've already received many great submissions, we still want more!

Registration open for VB2019 ─ book your ticket now!

Registration for VB2019, the 29th Virus Bulletin International Conference, is now open, with an early bird rate available until 1 July.

We have placed cookies on your device in order to improve the functionality of this site, as outlined in our cookies policy. However, you may delete and block all cookies from this site and your use of the site will be unaffected. By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to Virus Bulletin's use of data as outlined in our privacy policy.