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Microsoft finds fresh security holes in SQL Server, DirectX, NT

We were just about to doze off, when....
Thu Jul 24 2003, 00:08
DOZILY WAITING for Intel Santa Clara to return our calls about its fresh blast against BRCM, we notice that Microsoft has put out a whole series of security advisories again.

These days, a bit like London buses, Microsoft "security advisories" always come in threes, so here goes.

The first is a security problem related to Microsoft SQL Server 7.0, but it also relates to MS Data Engine, SQL Server 2000, Desktop Engine 2000, and SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine. These products are vulnerable to attack. Read more here.

The second is a serious breach across numerous DirectX revisions for many of the flavours of Microsoft Winders and its now famous media player. People can send you an email message and entice you into visiting a malicious Web site. There's a patch. There's more details here.

The last problem in the series relates to Windows NT Server 4.0, and Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Services Edition. Apparently, people can stop your Microsoft Windows machine running. The information about this and what to do is here. µ


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