To Patch Or Not To Patch?

It seems with each monthly Patch Tuesday, some kind of disaster follows Microsoft's batch of fixes. In this case, there may be problems with one of the patches, but the federal government is taking the unusual step of insisting this patch be installed.

Both issues surround patch KB921883, or MS06-040. The patch addresses a remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows Server Service that could allow a virus to take complete control of the affected system.

The virus would take control of the system through a buffer overflow, which in turn allows a remote procedure call to launch malicious code on the exposed system and send out all kinds of attacks. To Patch Or Not To Patch?

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 11th August 2006 12:55AM