[windows2000] Alert! New variant of Swen starting?

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thethin.net" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 12:08:34 -0400

Just got a email stating it is from MS Public Services with an attachment
called Pack.exe
Text in the message was updated to read October as in below.... BE ON THE

This is the latest version of security update, the "October 2003, Cumulative
Patch" update which resolves all known security vulnerabilities affecting MS
Internet Explorer, MS Outlook and MS Outlook Express as well as three new
vulnerabilities. Install now to help protect your computer from these
vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could allow an attacker to run
code on your system. This update includes the functionality of all
previously released patches.

 System requirements    Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP
 This update applies to         MS Internet Explorer, version 4.01 and later MS
Outlook, version 8.00 and later MS Outlook Express, version 4.01 and later
 Recommendation Customers should install the patch at the earliest
 How to install Run attached file. Choose Yes on displayed dialog box.
 How to use     You don't need to do anything after installing this item.

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