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Old 10. Nov 2011, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fix for Duqu Rootkit

Duqu Rootkit has been in the news recently. This rootkit exploits a critical security vulnerability in Windows. Although overall impact is rated as low, still a threat is there. In this GHacks article, a fix by Microsoft has been posted, which can be done manually by command line, and is available as a MS Fix-It solution.

http://www.ghacks.net/2011/11/04/mic...curity-update/

In case someone gets infected from the rootkit, another GHacks article covers the tools which have been released to remove it.

http://www.ghacks.net/2011/11/02/duq...tool-released/
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Old 15. Dec 2011, 04:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Patch has been released:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...letin/ms11-087

More details:

http://arstechnica.com/business/news...dows-patch.ars

Auto updates has been enabled in my system. But for some reason, this did not come through (yet).

Manual download and patching works just fine
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Old 15. Dec 2011, 05:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Since the implementation (future imp.) of UEFI, many threats have seen light, like talking advantage of early death of BIOS. Dealing with Windows Kernel is a pain in ass I hope any new thread include pure debugging in BIOS it could be as dangerous as new overclocking virus (coming soon).

http://www.microsoft.com/security/po...:WinNT/Wador.A
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Since the implementation (future imp.) of UEFI, many threats have seen light, like talking advantage of early death of BIOS. Dealing with Windows Kernel is a pain in ass I hope any new thread include pure debugging in BIOS it could be as dangerous as new overclocking virus (coming soon).

http://www.microsoft.com/security/po...:WinNT/Wador.A
BTW Norton P.E. delete Mebromi.
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Manual download and patching works just fine
Thats how I always do my updates, glad to get this one done.

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Old 15. Dec 2011, 07:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks Concerned User
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Thats how I always do my updates, glad to get this one done.

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Yeah, it was a painless security update from Microsoft.
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Thanks for the heads up, will do it today.
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