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Fix two critical vulnerabilities in Windows Server 2003

Check out this Windows Server 2003 newsletter reprint to get the details about two critical vulnerabilities that were identified in January of 2005.

In January of 2005, Microsoft hailed the new year by releasing updates to correct two critical vulnerability issues in Windows Server 2003.

The first update, Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-001, resolves a vulnerability that exists in the HTML Help ActiveX control in Windows that could allow information disclosure or remote code execution on an affected system. If a user has logged into the server with administrative privileges, an attacker who has successfully exploited this vulnerability could basically take control of the server. (However, running Internet Explorer 6 using Windows Server 2003's enhanced security mitigates this problem.)

You can download the patch for this vulnerability from Microsoft's Web site:

The second update, Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-002, resolves several vulnerabilities, one of which critically affects Windows Server 2003 systems. Again, an attacker who has exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.

You can also download the patch for this vulnerability from Microsoft's Web site:

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