Stage is Set for Vista Worm With SMB2 Flaw

Type threatpost
Reporter Dennis Fisher
Modified 2013-04-17T16:38:44


From The Last Watchdog (Byron Acohido)

A strong dose of déjà vu enshrouds the heightened security advisory Microsoft issued today about the newly-disclosed SMB2 zero-day vulnerability in the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. It was one year ago today — September 2008 — that Chinese malware brokers were spotted selling a $37 tool kit that allowed anyone to exploit a newly-disclosed RPC-DCOM vulnerability in Windows XP and Windows Server 2000. Read the full story [The Last Watchdog].

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