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Potentially catastrophic bug bites all versions of Windows. Patch now

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by ireland, Nov 12, 2014.

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    Potentially catastrophic bug bites all versions of Windows. Patch now

    Microsoft has disclosed a potentially catastrophic vulnerability in virtually all versions of Windows. People operating Windows systems, particularly those who run websites, should immediately install a patch Microsoft released Tuesday morning.

    The vulnerability resides in the Microsoft secure channel (schannel) security component that implements the secure sockets layer and transport layer security (TLS) protocols, according to a Microsoft advisory. A failure to properly filter specially formed packets makes it possible for attackers to execute attack code of their choosing by sending malicious traffic to a Windows-based server.

    GO HERE TO READ IT ALL

    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...rstechnica/index+(Ars+Technica+-+All+content)
     

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