On Thursday, October 23 2008, Microsoft released a critical out-of-cycle security update. This update addresses a vulnerability in the Windows server service that could allow remote code execution. Microsoft has rated this vulnerability Critical for all supported editions of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. This vulnerability has been rated Important for all supported editions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the way that the Server service handles RPC requests. Additional technical details on the vulnerability and update can be accessed at:
As a best practice, RPC functionality should not be exposed directly to the Internet. However as a precaution, CoNetrix recommends applying the update available from Microsoft as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or need assistance with this update, please contact CoNetrix at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 356-6568.