Last Updated: 2010-04-15 13:49:03 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
Looks like Don's issue relates to old, old versions of software
Don reported the following:
"I had a problem with MS0-020 (KB980232) and had to uninstall it. --snip--"
Overview of the April 2010 Microsoft Patches and their status.
|#||Affected||Contra Indications||Known Exploits||Microsoft rating||ISC rating(*)|
|MS10-019||Vulnerabilities in Windows Authenticode Verification|
|KB 981210||no known exploits.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-020||Vulnerabilities in SMB Client (Replaces MS10-006 )|
|KB 980232||vuln public.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-021||Privilege Elevation Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel (Replaces MS10-015 )|
|KB 979683||no known exploits.||Severity:Important
|MS10-022||Vulnerability in VBScript Engine|
|KB 981169||Known Exploits!.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-023||Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Publisher (Replaces MS08-027 MS09-030 )|
|KB 981160||no known exploits.||Severity:Important
|MS10-024||DoS Vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange and SMTP Service|
|Exchange, SMTP Service
|KB 981832||vuln public.||Severity:Important
|MS10-025||Vulnerability in Micorsoft Windows Media Services|
|Windows Meida Services
|KB 980858||no known exploit.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-026||Vulnerability in Microsoft MPEG Layer 3 Codec|
|MPEG Layer 3 Codec
|KB 977816||no known exploit.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-027||Vulnerability in Windows Media Player (Replaces MS07-047 )|
|Windows Media Player
|KB 979402||no known exploit.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-028||Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Visio (Replaces MS09-062 MS09-005 )|
|Windows Media Player
|KB 980094||no known exploit.||Severity:Critical
|MS10-029||ISATAP Spoofing Vulnerability|
|KB 978338||no known exploit.||Severity:Moderate
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- PATCH NOW: Typically used where we see immediate danger of exploitation. Typical environments will want to deploy these patches ASAP. Workarounds are typically not accepted by users or are not possible. This rating is often used when typical deployments make it vulnerable and exploits are being used or easy to obtain or make.
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