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UNIRAS Brief - 641/05 - Microsoft - Vulnerability in Plug and Play (899588)



 
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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 641/05 dated 16.08.05  Time: 11:25  
  UNIRAS is part of NISCC (National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre)
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Microsoft - Vulnerability in Plug and Play (899588)

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Title: Microsoft Security Advisory Notification
Issued: August 15, 2005
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Security Advisories Updated or Released Today
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* Security Advisory (899588) 

  - Title:    Vulnerability in Plug and Play Could Allow Remote Code
	 Execution and Elevation of Privilege (899588)

  - Reason For Update: Advisory has been updated to document 
    additional variants of Worm:Win32/Zotob.A. We have also updated 
    the advisory to document information about the impact of the 
    RestrictAnonymous registry key.

  - Advisory Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=51237

  - Bulletin Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=48900


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