Re: what do we make of this........

From: Frederik (frederik@padjen.de)
Date: 09/11/02


From: Frederik <frederik@padjen.de>
To: "Teodorski, Chris" <cteodorski@ppg.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 17:43:39 +0200

Steve Gibson again...

This guy is the prototype FUD-monger.I treat anything coming from
his website with extreme caution.He is giving no information and is even
trying to justify it....simply forget and obtain your security information
from more reliable places.

Frederik

Am Mittwoch, 11. September 2002 04:51 schrieb Teodorski, Chris:
> from http://grc.com/default.htm
>
> Attention Windows XP Users
>
> A little-known but critical vulnerability exists in Windows XP.
>
> It has recently been repaired in Service Pack 1.
>
> This vulnerability allows the files contained in any specified directory on
> your system to be deleted if you click on a specially formed URL. This URL
> could appear anywhere: sent in malicious eMail, in a chat room, in a
> newsgroup posting, on a malicious web page, or even executed when your
> computer merely visits a malicious web page. It is likely to be widely
> exploited soon.
>
> This vulnerability is so dangerous that it would be irresponsible for me to
> say more. Microsoft has known of this problem for months and has,
> inexplicably, done nothing before now. Although XP's Service Pack 1 is not
> small (approx 30 MB for express installation or 140 MB for the network
> install), and even though a much quicker and easier solution to this
> problem exists, the only thing I can safely recommend (without revealing
> too much) is to urge all XP users to somehow obtain and install Service
> Pack 1 immediately. (If you have a slow Internet connection, perhaps a
> friend can download the executable Service Pack file and burn it onto a CD
> for you?)
>
> This problem does not affect any systems other than Windows XP. If you have
> any friends or co-workers running Windows XP, please urge them to update
> their systems' too. Once the details of this vulnerability have leaked
> through other channels I will provide additional information.



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