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Alert (SA04-041A)

Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows

Systems Affected

Systems running Microsoft Windows


Microsoft Windows contains multiple vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could allow attackers to take control of your computer.


Microsoft's updated Home User Security Bulletin for February 2004 describes more vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows operating system. Microsoft is tracking these issues as Security Update 828028.

It is unclear at this time how many different ways your computer can be compromised using these vulnerabilities, so we recommend you apply the updates below as soon as possible. A technical description of these vulnerabilities is available from US-CERT in TA04-041A and from Microsoft in MS04-007.


Apply a patch

Microsoft has released a home user bulletin describing how to determine what patches you will need and how to get them. Follow the procedures outlined in Microsoft's updated Home User Security Bulletin for February 2004.

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  • February 10, 2004: Initial release

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