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Prompt patching advised to combat chat vulnerabilities

Lumension Security : 12 September, 2007  (Technical Article)
Lumension warns against complacency in applying Microsoft released patches as these combat known vulnerabilities which allow chat-based attacks.
IT Managers will feel reprieved this Patch Tuesday, however Lumension Security (formerly PatchLink) warns of chat-based attack
Microsoft has released one critical and three important patches this September Patch Tuesday. The patches fix vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Visual Studio, Windows Services for UNIX and MSN Messenger.
Alan Bentley, Regional VP of Lumension Security comments:

'IT administrators will feel they have been given a reprieve this Patch Tuesday, considering this year's heavy patch releases. However, IT administrators cannot be complacent as three of the patches (MS07-051, MS07-052, MS07-054) address vulnerabilities that allow hackers to take remote control of the infected PCs. These patches should therefore be applied promptly.

'As the MS07-054 patch addresses a vulnerability that lends itself to a chat-based attack vector, organisations and users of the ubiquitous Microsoft Messenger should pay attention, as this is a prime candidate for spreading malware and viruses.'

'This relatively light Patch Tuesday schedule should provide IT administrators some breathing room to update network inventories, address backlogged vulnerabilities, classify assets, prioritise risk, and measure recent response times for patch implementation.'
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