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    Microsoft last night released three sets of security patches, the most important of which aims to address flaws in Microsoft Virtual Machine (VM) which it admits could enable system compromise.
    The VM patch is designed to address eight vulnerabilities, the most serious of which would enable an attacker to gain control over a user's system. That's possible because of a vulnerability that means an untrusted Java applet could access COM objects.
    patch description here

    Next up there's a patch for a privilege elevation flaw - a particular Windows message, called WM_TIMER. Because of this problem an attacker able to log onto a target machine could gain administrator privileges.
    The issue affects Windows NT 4.0, NT 4.0 Terminal Server, Win 2K and Win XP.
    patch description here

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  • #2
    Thanks for the heads up

    I'm glad I don't have the JVM enabled
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    • #3
      Originally posted by NTLDR
      Thanks for the heads up

      I'm glad I don't have the JVM enabled
      but I do
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      • #4
        Whats JVM enabled ???

        I have the updates downloaded automatically from Microsoft.
        PLEASE VISIT US HERE. THANKS IN ADVANCE

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        • #5
          Looks like somebody forgot a decimal point.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nemesis01
            Looks like somebody forgot a decimal point.
            Or has an OC48 connection.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Asendin

              Microsoft last night released three sets of security patches, the most important of which aims to address flaws in Microsoft Virtual Machine (VM) which it admits could enable system compromise.
              The VM patch is designed to address eight vulnerabilities, the most serious of which would enable an attacker to gain control over a user's system. That's possible because of a vulnerability that means an untrusted Java applet could access COM objects.
              patch description here

              Next up there's a patch for a privilege elevation flaw - a particular Windows message, called WM_TIMER. Because of this problem an attacker able to log onto a target machine could gain administrator privileges.
              The issue affects Windows NT 4.0, NT 4.0 Terminal Server, Win 2K and Win XP.
              patch description here

              read more
              yeah updated my pcs... but boy was the downloading slow as hell!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by eva2000
                yeah updated my pcs... but boy was the downloading slow as hell!
                Keeps timing out here...

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                • #9
                  Timeouts over here as well... I have one of the updates installed...and the other one keeps on failing on me... just about everytime I try to download/install it... grrrr...

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                  • #10
                    Timed out the first time, so I was too lazy to go to wu myself. This morning it seemed to finally get it and just installed it a few minutes ago. The automatic updates have always been flakey for me.
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