McAfee DAT update causes windows to crash (UPDATE NEW DAT FILE)

McAfee has caused multiple systems to crash after a DAT update to 5958. It causes to falsly identify svchost.exe as virus W32/Wecorl. McAfee has tackeld this problem and released update 5959 to prevent this from happening. Here’s McAfee’s own statement about this false positive: Continue reading “McAfee DAT update causes windows to crash (UPDATE NEW DAT FILE)”

Patch tuesday february

Today we released February bulletin information through our Advance Notification Service (ANS). This month, we will be releasing 13 bulletins – five rated Critical, seven rated Important, and one rated Moderate – addressing 26 vulnerabilities. Eleven of the bulletins affect Windows and the remaining two affect Office. Continue reading “Patch tuesday february”

Out-of-band security bulletin from Microsoft

*** UPDATE January 22 2010 ****

Download information for the patch.

This is an advance notification of one out-of-band security bulletin that Microsoft is intending to release on January 21, 2010. The bulletin will be for Internet Explorer to address limited attacks against customers of Internet Explorer 6, as well as fixes for vulnerabilities rated ‘Critical’ that are not currently under active attack.

See the Microsoft Security Bulletin at:

Microsoft Security Advisory (979682)

Microsoft Security Advisory (979682)
Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a vulnerability in the Windows kernel. We are not aware of attacks that try to use the reported vulnerability or of customer impact at this time.

Read more about this vulnerability here.

Microsoft announces additional patch

Microsoft announces today that they will release a critical patch for the “zero-day” leak. This leak has caused serveral attacks to huge company’s such as Google, Northropp Grumman etc. This patch will be released outside of the usual patch tuesday window.

When the patch is released is still not available. When the patch is release we will post a link to this patch.

In the meantime you can take action by scanning your server of computer by using this patch.

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