Exterminator: Security bulletin revised for Microsoft Windows 2000

This week Exterminator examines a revised Windows 2000 security glitch, a new Novell service pack, and a fix for the nasty Stages virus.

The Exterminator brings you weekly updates on bug fixes, virus recovery, service release announcements, and security notices for Windows, Sun, Linux, and other systems.
Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-020)
Regarding: Windows 2000
Date Posted: June 15, 2000
FAQ URL:Click here for the FAQ from Microsoft
Information URL:Click here for information from Microsoft

Microsoft recently issued a patch that eliminates a security issue with Windows 2000. The concern is that a malicious user could gain additional privileges on another desktop, potentially gaining access to information such as passwords. For more information click the Information URL above.

Novell issues
Regarding: NetWare 5.1
Date Posted: June 20, 2000
Patch URL:Click here for the support pack
Information URL:Click here for more information

Novell this week released a support pack that updates its D51SP1.exe download file. Enhancements include a128-bit TCPIP NLM and removal of the index file for the CD version of NW51SP1.exe. For more information, click the Information URL above.

New virus issue with VBS.Stages.A
Regarding: VBS.Stages.A
Date Posted: June 16, 2000
Patch URL:Click here for the fix
Information URL:Click here for more information

There’s another e-mail virus to guard against. Symantec recently released a fix for the worm VBS.Stages.A, in which an attachment titled LIFE-STAGES.TXT.SHS displays a text file on the users notepad while a script runs in the background. This worm will spread itself using Outlook, ICQ, mIRC, and PIRCH. One quick fix is to block all *.SHS files from being passed by e-mail servers. For more, click on the Information URL above.
Have you found a new bug or discovered a nifty little software patch? We’re interested in what you know! Post your findings below or feel free to send us a note.

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