Hackers renew Windows 'MS06-040' attacks

Friday, 1 September 2006, 12:43 AM EST

An upswing in activity related to a potential Windows Server vulnerability dubbed with a most-dangerous label in early August has been detected by security companies and organizations.

That earlier vulnerability came to light August 8, amid Microsoft's release of a dozen security bulletins. These included MS06-040, which patched a critical vulnerability in Windows' Server service. At the time, security analysts warned that the bug might be exploited by a network-attacking worm, ala MSBlast. Although several exploits appeared, their impact was minor.

At InformationWeek.

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