Microsoft releases urgent fix for the Server service
Microsoft has released an urgent hotfix for the Server service. This hotfix applies to Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an affected system received a specially crafted RPC request.
“Consistent exploit code has been discovered in limited, targeted attacks, affecting Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. While this service is enabled by default on all affected platforms, exploitation is most likely on Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. Default installations of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 require authentication due to protections introduced as part of UAC that enforce additional levels of integrity. This protection is in place even if the UAC prompt is disabled. Even after authentication, ASLR and DEP enhancements will present obstacles to exploitation.”
The hotfix is available on Windows Update for download and installation. This urgent fix requires you to restart your computer.