Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 5 vulnerabilities that were fixed in 3 bulletins announced today by Microsoft. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their Qualys subscription. Visit Qualys Security Blog to prioritize remediation.
Microsoft has released 3 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:
The target host is missing an update described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-018. This update fixes an unspecified denial of service issue in MSDTC when receiving crafted packets.
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 :
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 :
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 :
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium based Systems :
Refer to Micrsoft Security Bulletin MS06-018 for further details.
Collaboration Data Objects for Exchange (CDOEX) and Exchange Collaboration Data Objects (EXCDO) are interfaces that allow for certain types of information to be processed in the Exchange store. These are known to be at the root of the vulnerability.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 with the Exchange 2000 Post Service Pack 3 Update Rollup of August 2004:
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1 :
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 :
Refer to Micrsoft Security Bulletin MS06-019 for further details.
Microsoft has rated this vulnerability as Critical.
The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
MS06-020 Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
MS06-020 Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 1.14.45-4. Each Qualys account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the Qualys Help menu, select the About tab.
To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:
In addition, prior to running a scan for these new vulnerabilities, you can estimate your exposure to these new threats by running the Risk Analysis Report, available from the Qualys Vulnerability Management Reports tab.
For more information, customers may contact Qualys Technical Support.
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