Microsoft releases unexpected patch for Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows 2003 to fix 'wormable' flaw

clock • 3 min read

Surprise patch for Windows XP among 16 Microsoft updates to address 79 CVE-listed vulnerabilities in latest Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has issued a surprise patch for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 to address a security flaw that could be exploited to create a WannaCry-like worm.   The vulnerability, CV...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
Microsoft unveils prototype LLM designed to analyse spreadsheets

Artificial Intelligence

SpreadsheetLLM excels at tabulated number crunching, researchers claim

clock 16 July 2024 • 3 min read
Mammoth Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes four zero-days, five critical bugs

Security

142 holes plugged this month

clock 10 July 2024 • 3 min read
Microsoft cuts more jobs, settles lawsuit

Corporate

The company acknowledged 'organisational and workforce adjustments' as a standard practice

clock 05 July 2024 • 3 min read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Security

'Gay furry hackers' breach conservative US think tank behind Project 2025

'Gay furry hackers' breach conservative US think tank behind Project 2025

Heritage Foundation calls group "degenerate perverts"

Tom Allen
clock 11 July 2024 • 2 min read
Why 'change' for the UK must include cybersecurity

Why 'change' for the UK must include cybersecurity

Labour needs to to get ahead and demonstrate a commitment to security from the outset

Rick Jones
clock 11 July 2024 • 4 min read
Mammoth Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes four zero-days, five critical bugs

Mammoth Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes four zero-days, five critical bugs

142 holes plugged this month

John Leonard
clock 10 July 2024 • 3 min read