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Microsoft releases a patch for its Universal Plug and Play service

A bug has turned up in the Universal Plug and Play service of the newly released Windows XP (as well as Windows 98/Me), and Novell has yet another password synchronization fix. Find out about these issues, along with the latest Trend Micro virus alerts.


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Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS01-054)
Regarding: Windows 98, Me, and XP
Date posted: Nov. 1, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the Win 98 patch.
Patch URL: Click here to download the Win Me patch.
Patch URL: Click here to download the Win XP patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

If you're one of the few admins who has already installed Windows XP, or if you're using 98 with the Windows XP Internet Connection Sharing client installed, you'll need this patch. The Universal Plug and Play service can't handle certain types of requests. Although the problem is relatively minor, it can result in slowdowns or crashes.

Novell issues
Regarding: Account Mgt 2.1 for Windows 2000
Date posted: Nov. 1, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

Here's another password synchronization fix from Novell, this time addressing the failure to synchronize when a password change is made. It also fixes the tendency of the password synchronization service to hang during startup.

Regarding: NetWare 6, iPrint
Date posted: Nov. 2, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

If you have a server with an IP address that contains a .0, you might be having problems installing an iPrint printer from that server. This download should take care of that problem.

Virus updates from TrendMicro
Virus/Worm: JS_SEEKER.W
Posted: Nov. 5, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Virus/Worm: TROJ_KLEZ.C
Posted: Nov. 2, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Virus/Worm: PE_NIMDA.E
Posted: Oct. 31, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Stay current on virus information
Have you been keeping up with the latest virus information and patches from Microsoft and Novell? If not, visit the Exterminator archive for past columns with information on bugs and patches that you may have missed.

 

Exterminator brings you weekly updates on bug fixes, virus recovery, service release announcements, and security notices for Windows, Novell, Linux, and other systems.

Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS01-054)
Regarding: Windows 98, Me, and XP
Date posted: Nov. 1, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the Win 98 patch.
Patch URL: Click here to download the Win Me patch.
Patch URL: Click here to download the Win XP patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

If you're one of the few admins who has already installed Windows XP, or if you're using 98 with the Windows XP Internet Connection Sharing client installed, you'll need this patch. The Universal Plug and Play service can't handle certain types of requests. Although the problem is relatively minor, it can result in slowdowns or crashes.

Novell issues
Regarding: Account Mgt 2.1 for Windows 2000
Date posted: Nov. 1, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

Here's another password synchronization fix from Novell, this time addressing the failure to synchronize when a password change is made. It also fixes the tendency of the password synchronization service to hang during startup.

Regarding: NetWare 6, iPrint
Date posted: Nov. 2, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

If you have a server with an IP address that contains a .0, you might be having problems installing an iPrint printer from that server. This download should take care of that problem.

Virus updates from TrendMicro
Virus/Worm: JS_SEEKER.W
Posted: Nov. 5, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Virus/Worm: TROJ_KLEZ.C
Posted: Nov. 2, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Virus/Worm: PE_NIMDA.E
Posted: Oct. 31, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Stay current on virus information
Have you been keeping up with the latest virus information and patches from Microsoft and Novell? If not, visit the Exterminator archive for past columns with information on bugs and patches that you may have missed.

 

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