Weekend Worm Worries

Listening to the online weather forecasters at the SANS Internet Storm Center, it sounds like the latest bunch of security patches from Microsoft may herald another computer worm outbreak similar to the isolated but notable epidemics that sprang from the Zotob worm two months ago.

Specifically, the gloom-and-doom prognostication is about this thing Microsoft innocuously enough calls MS05-051, a security hole present in Windows 2000 systems for which security researchers have already released "proof of concept" code demonstrating how the flaw could be exploited to break into and wreak havoc on vulnerable systems (the problem also is resident in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 machines, but is far less of a risk in those systems). Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer Security - (washingtonpost.com)

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 14th October 2005 9:59PM