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US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA09-013A -- Microsoft Updates for Multiple SMB Protocol Vulnerabilities



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                     National Cyber Alert System

               Technical Cyber Security Alert TA09-013A


Microsoft Updates for Multiple SMB Protocol Vulnerabilities

   Original release date: January 13, 2009
   Last revised: --
   Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

     * Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, and Vista
     * Microsoft Windows Server 2000, 2003, and 2008


Overview

   Microsoft has released updates that address vulnerabilities in
   Microsoft Windows and Windows Server.


I. Description

   In their bulletin for January 2009, Microsoft released updates to
   address vulnerabilities in the Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol
   that affects all supported versions Microsoft Windows.


II. Impact

   A remote, unauthenticated attacker could gain elevated privileges,
   execute arbitrary code, or cause a denial of service.


III. Solution

   Microsoft has provided updates for this vulnerability in the
   Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2009. The security
   bulletin describes any known issues related to the
   updates. Administrators are encouraged to note these issues and
   test for any potentially adverse effects.  Administrators should
   also consider using an automated update distribution system such as
   Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).


IV. References

     * Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2009 -
       <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-jan.mspx>

     * Microsoft Windows Server Update Services -
       <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx>



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Revision History

   January 13, 2009: Initial release

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