Microsoft Pushes Windows Web Bug Patch
Hallelujah! Microsoft's patch for the reported ASP.Net bug is now pushed to end users problems via Windows Update. Brought by the company as promised, making cyber culprits at bay.
Keeping their promise earlier this week, Microsoft released its latest emergency patch to its Windows Update distribution service yesterday. Last Tuesday, the company shipped a fix for the ASP.Net Web site and application framework flaw. The bug enables attackers from stealing important data from Web servers. However, the fix was only available from their download site then.
But since yesterday, the MS10-070 can now be downloaded and installed through the Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services. The company’s decision to offer the update manually before it wrapped up Windows Update distribution testing was unprecedented. Still, other security experts applauded Microsoft for releasing the patch prior to Windows Update release, noting that the end users that rely on automatic Windows Update were no longer at risk from the attack. But some administrators might have disagreed as Scott Guthrie, ASP.Net exec, listed and array of updates. Nevertheless, the query and patch error reports from several administrators were answered in just a couple of hours by .Net lead programmer — Jamshed Damkewala.
Microsoft first sounded the alarm about ASP.Net bug on the 17th of last month, and asked server administrators to apply complex workaround three days later. However, the patch that was pushed to end users yesterday makes those workarounds unnecessary.View Article Source »