Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch
The Redmond company had to work quickly and release a patch before vulnerable machines have the chance of meeting a nice self-spreading worm.
October 24, 2008
According to Microsoft, an attacker could run arbitrary code on the machine without any need for user interaction.
The flaw is also found in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, but its rating is only important for these two.
The new patch corrects the way that the Server service handles RPC requests. An unpatched system could allow an attacker to successfully exploit this vulnerability and take complete control of the affected system
These being said, head over at Microsoft's security center and install the patch. Time is ticking away and hacker are known to act quickly when possibly vulnerable systems are in their way.