Microsoft patches 7 year-old server security flaw
patched a security flaw in its Server
Message Block service seven
years after it was first disclosed by security researchers.
Server Message Block (SMB)
is used by Windows to share files and print documents over a network.
In a blog posting, Microsoft acknowledged that Metasploit
tools were already available on the internet to exploit the SMB flaw.
Metasploit is an open-source toolkit which hackers and penetration testers use to build
attack code. According to Metasploit, the
flaw Microsoft patched goes back to March
2001, when a hacker published code showing how the attack was done.
Register now to receive ComputerWeekly.com IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy