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Correct response to Security Bulletin MS15-011?

  1. #1


    England
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    Windows 8.1 dual boot Arch Linux

    Correct response to Security Bulletin MS15-011?


    After having installed the available Windows 8.1 updates for February as released on Tuesday last week, does anyone know if there is further action needed to respond to the critical security bulletin announcement publicised at:

    https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current...urity-Bulletin

    that links to

    https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-011

    I presume that this is additional to the normal monthly updates but was not at all clear if users need to implement a manual change as well as manually installing that update?

    If anyone can clarify then it would be appreciated.

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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    If you don't have Windows 8.1 pro version you don't have to/can't do anything. it has to do with group policy.
    Summary
    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. A remote code execution vulnerability exists in how Group Policy receives and applies connection data when a domain-joined system connects to a domain controller. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs, could view, change, or delete data, or could create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than users who operate with administrative user rights
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    England
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 dual boot Arch Linux


    Thank you for clarifying the issue. Presumably for anyone with the pro version of the O/S then it is important to change the policy manually, though it was not clear to me from reading the MS link to the details that it was a simple process to execute if you have to do so!
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by mcloaked View Post
    Thank you for clarifying the issue. Presumably for anyone with the pro version of the O/S then it is important to change the policy manually, though it was not clear to me from reading the MS link to the details that it was a simple process to execute if you have to do so!
    At the second link you gave(TechNet) there was a link to a Microsoft support Knowledge Base article.
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