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Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:17 AM
Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:43 AM
Did you see the warning at the top of the forum page when you logged in?
Is this the critical update?
Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:52 AM
Edited by Lloyd T, 24 October 2008 - 10:56 AM.
Posted 24 October 2008 - 01:33 PM
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 04:59 PM
Currently, attacks try to download a trojan named n2.exe to the victim’s computer and there are now two different versions of this binary. Our products are able to detect both files as TrojanSpy:Win32/Gimmiv.A. This trojan drops another DLL that we detect as TrojanSpy:Win32/Gimmiv.A.dll. The malware deletes itself after it executes so you may not find it even on systems that were previously infected. Our products provide real-time protection that will block that malware from being copied to the hard drive
MMPC is the Microsoft Malware Protection Center
We discovered this vulnerability as part of our research into a limited series of targeted malware attacks against Windows XP systems that we discovered about two weeks ago through our ongoing monitoring. As we investigated these attacks we found they were utilizing a new vulnerability and initiated our Software Security Incident Response Process (SSIRP). As we analyzed the vulnerability in our SSRP process, we found that this vulnerability was potentially wormable on Windows XP and older systems. Our analysis also showed that it would be possible to address this vulnerability in a way that would enable us to develop an update of appropriate quality for broad distribution quickly. Based on those two factors, we felt that it was in the best interest of customers for us to release this update before the regular November release cycle. We also have detection for the malware we found used in attacks exploiting this vulnerability (TrojanSpy:Win32/Gimmiv.A and TrojanSpy:Win32/Gimmiv.A.dll) in the signatures the MMPC is releasing today and sharing that information with our partners.
Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:31 PM
Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:45 PM
It applies to Vista but it's severity rating is Important for Vista, as opposed to Critical for XP/W2K/WS2K3.
Does this security update work for Vista? I had an update today it was just called Security Update for Windows Vista (KB958644) Is that the Microsoft Security Bulletin?
Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:57 PM
Edited by Lloyd T, 24 October 2008 - 07:38 PM.
Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:10 PM
Posted 25 October 2008 - 10:13 AM
Edited by xXAlphaXx, 25 October 2008 - 10:14 AM.
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