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Re: 3rd party patch for XP for MS09-048?
Only if you are a consumer. In a network we ALL have listening ports
As I understand the bulletin, Microsoft will not be releasing MS09-048 patches for XP because, by default, it runs no listening services or the windows firewall can protect it.
"If Windows XP is listed as an affected product, why is Microsoft not issuing an update for it?
By default, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3, and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 do not have a listening service configured in the client firewall and are therefore not affected by this vulnerability. Windows XP Service Pack 2 and later operating systems include a stateful host firewall that provides protection for computers against incoming traffic from the Internet or from neighboring network devices on a private network. ... Customers running Windows XP are at reduced risk, and Microsoft recommends they use the firewall included with the operating system, or a network firewall, to block access to the affected ports and limit the attack surface from untrusted networks."