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Unread postby Sludge3000 » July 1st, 2010, 5:04 pm

Following on from a public vulnerability disclosure at the beginning of last month which had Microsoft scrambling their emergency response teams and the abuse of the vulnerability being reported in the wild just 5 days later, Microsoft have released the following update:
We've been monitoring for active attacks on the Windows Help and Support Center vulnerability (CVE-2010-1885) since the advisory was released on June 10th. At first, we only saw legitimate researchers testing innocuous proof-of-concepts. Then, early on June 15th, the first real public exploits emerged. Those initial exploits were targeted and fairly limited. In the past week, however, attacks have picked up and are no longer limited to specific geographies or targets, and we would like to ensure that customers are aware of this broader distribution. If you have not yet considered the countermeasures listed in the Microsoft Security Advisory (2219475), you should consider them.

As of today, over 10,000 distinct computers have reported seeing this attack at least one time.


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Re: Windows help. Not so helpful now!

Unread postby gsmith2885 » July 12th, 2010, 4:11 am

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