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Nov122008

SMB (Server Message Block) security patch was “Seven-and-a-half years”, Microsoft

Seven-and-a-half years, in fact, if you count the time it’s taken Microsoft to patch a security issue in its SMB (Server Message Block) service, fixed Tuesday. This software is used by Windows to share files and print documents over a network.

Microsoft acknowledged that “Public tools, including a Metasploit module, are available to perform this attack.” Metasploit is an open-source toolkit used by hackers and security professionals to build attack code.

According to Metasploit, the flaw goes back to March 2001, when a hacker named Josh Buchbinder (a.k.a Sir Dystic) published code showing how the attack worked.

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