Solved Seek clarification on the SMB 2 vulnerability

Katbird

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I have been hearing about the SMB 2 vulnerability and Microsoft's fix since early in the week. My question: Is this vulnerability theoretically (no attack yet) *not* a problem for users 1)with file and print sharing turned off and 2)using stand alone PC on internet?

Just want to know if I should implement the Fix.

Thanks.
 

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JMH

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I have been hearing about the SMB 2 vulnerability and Microsoft's fix since early in the week. My question: Is this vulnerability theoretically (no attack yet) *not* a problem for users 1)with file and print sharing turned off and 2)using stand alone PC on internet?

Just want to know if I should implement the Fix.

Thanks.

Hello Katbird & welcome to Vista Forums.
You might care to read the current Microsoft Tech Net article on the issue.
General Information, Executive Summary should provide you with an answer.
Hope that helps.
Microsoft Security Advisory (975497): Vulnerabilities in SMB Could Allow Remote Code Execution
 

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Katbird

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JMH:

The above referenced MS Security Advisory had more info than other notices I'd seen. This is what I was looking for in Mitigating Factors:

"In Windows Vista, if the network profile is set to "Public", the system is not affected by this vulnerability, since unsolicited inbound network packets are blocked by default."

Thank you for the info.
 

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That was my pleasure.
You are welcome.
Safe surfing.;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Jan.
    Manufacturer/Model
    LAPTOP. HP Pavilion dv7-1005TX .
    CPU
    IntelCore [email protected] x2
    Memory
    4.00 GB installed, max capacity 8 GB.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT & 512MB DDR2 dedicated graphics mem.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.0" diagonal WXGA + High definition brightview widescreen infinity display.
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    SPECS.
    Drive 1. 298.09 GB Fujitzu MHZ2320BH G2 ATA Device
    Drive 2. [ All as above.]

    CONFIG. C:\287.65 GB, D:\298.09 GB, E:\10.44 GB.
    Case
    Laptop / notebook.
    Cooling
    Stock.
    Mouse
    Synaptics PS/2 Port touch pad.
    Keyboard
    IBM enhanced
    Internet Speed
    ADSL [ Too slow.]
    Other Info
    Webcam.
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