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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