“Out of Band” security patch MS08-067

Out of Band security patch MS08-067 is released today.  Microsoft strives to keep our monthly patch Tuesday release cycle so that enterprise administrators can plan ahead for their testing and deployment.  When out of band is released, it must be very urgent due to serious ramifications or presence of known exploits in the wild.  You should install this patch as soon as possible.

MS08-067 fixes a vulnerability in the Server service that would allow malicious code to remotely execute code on successfully exploited computers.

This impacts all versions of Windows.  Bug severity is critical for platforms other than Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  For Vista and Windows Server 2008, its severity is important.

For more information, please refer to http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-oct.mspx.