Microsoft Releases Patches for Windows 2000, SQL Server 7.0
Microsoft released a patch for a critical flaw discovered in the Network Connection Manager (NCM) component of Windows 2000 that could allow an attacker to gain control of a vulnerable system. The flaw could allow attackers who don't have proper access privileges to create their own handler routine and cause the NCM to run it by creating a network connection. Microsoft recommends that the patch be applied immediately to all Windows 2000 systems that allow unprivileged users to log onto them interactively such as workstations and Terminal Servers.
Microsoft also released a cumulative patch for SQL Server 7.0 and 2000 that includes a fix for a flaw that could allow users without the proper access rights to execute the procedures with administrator privileges. Microsoft rated the severity of the flaw as moderate.
Apache Upgrades Web Server to fix Vulnerability
A security hole in Apache Web server version 2.0 could allow attackers to gain control of vulnerable systems. According to Apache, the vulnerability has the potential to allow an attacker to inflict
serious damage to a server, and reveal sensitive data. This vulnerability
affects default installations of the Apache web server.
Apache released an upgraded version of the software to correct the vulnerability.
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