Blaster Windows Vulnerability
Posted 17 years ago by Internetrix
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Blaster was able to do this by taking advantage of a vulnerability - a security hole - that allowed it to break in and take control of your machine.
The bad news is that another such vulnerability (in fact three of them) has been found, and chances are you are at risk.
The good news is that there are no known exploits, or viruses, taking advantage of this vulnerability - yet.
We strongly recommend that ALL CLIENTS running the following versions of Windows IMMEDIATELY take steps to patch their systems.
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
The easiest way to patch your system is to go to www.WindowsUpdate.com. If you are unsure about this, please talk to your network administrator. If you don't have a network administrator, go to www.windowsupdate.com and follow the instructions.
Alternatively, you can download the patches directly (choose the one that relates to your operating system):