Tag: kb3011780

Are You Monitoring Your Servers for Bugs Like Heartbleed, Shell Shock & Poodle?

Server Monitoring For Computer & Internet Bugs
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The internet has been around for more than half a century, going back to the 1960s when the US Department of Defense first awarded contracts for packet network systems. With each passing decade, we saw a greater proliferation of the net into more areas of our lives, transforming our world into a global, knowledge-based civilization; however, one of the big problems with today’s internet technology is the abundance of security bugs, lingering from out-of-date nodes in the net.

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Server Monitoring for KB3011780 (MS14-068) Patch – 5 Easy Steps

Microsoft has issued a patch for a serious vulnerability that hits domain controllers the hardest. KB3011780 describes the issue while the security bulletin MS14-068 provides more technical details.

The vulnerability allows a user with restricted permissions to escalate to domain administrator privileges and Microsoft reports that attacks have been seen in the wild. Microsoft has officially stated that "the only way a domain compromise can be remediated with a high level of certainty is a complete rebuild of the domain," so it's critical that all Windows admins apply this patch immediately.

Microsoft recommends first patching domain controllers running Windows Server 2008 R2 or earlier. Next, patch your Windows Server 2012 and later domain controllers. Finally, patch all of your regular systems to ensure complete safety.

Use the following step-by-step instructions showing how to configure FrameFlow Server Monitor to make sure your systems have been patched:

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