| By Susan Bradley. |
With the June patches being so numerous this month, even some folks who ordinarily patch quickly are just now getting around to patching.
But with proof-of-concept code and live exploits already on the Net for many of the flaws announced on June 13, if you haven’t yet updated, now’s the time to test and patch.
Scripted dial-up fails after MS patch
Most of us no longer use command-line dial-up scripts to configure 56K modems. If you do, however, you may need to check out KB 911280. This document has recently been updated to describe conflicts between MS06-025, which was released on June 13, and dial-up scripting. Microsoft says it plans to release a revised verison of MS06-025 at some unspecified future date.
I’ve applied MS06-025 to several servers with no issues whatever. If a conflict applies to you, though, your dial-up connections can be completely halted.
Installing MS06-025 is particularly important if you’re using Windows 2000 and Internet connection sharing. Several exploit examples and POC code samples have already been posted on the Internet to exploit the flaw that MS06-025 fixes.
Microsoft re-released MS06-025 on June 27, and it’s now compatible with dial-up scripts. You’ll want to reinstall the patch if you were bitten by the problem. Read the Microsoft Security Response Center’s
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