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Potentially catastrophic bug bites all versions of Windows. Patch now


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:15 PM

 

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.

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:33 PM

How bad is the SCHANNEL vulnerability (CVE-2014-6321) patched in MS14-066?
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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:46 PM

Hi,

 

Thanks for the warning. :thumbup2:

 

By the way anyone hear about problems with Windows Defender getting killed on Windows 8.1 after installing Windows Updates released today?


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:54 PM

No reported problems with Windows updates thus far...but it's still early.
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