Windows 7 : SMB problem

BSOD attack

In computer networking, Server Message Block (SMB) operates as an application-layer network protocol mainly used to provide shared access to files, printers, serial ports, and miscellaneous communications between nodes on a network. It also provides an authenticated Inter-process communication mechanism. Most usage of SMB involves computers running Microsoft Windows, where it is often known as “Microsoft Windows Network“.

There is a reason why i posted that definition above ! Windows 7 has  a serious technical glitch. Windows 7 has re-introduced the SMB driver, which means that any cracker can gain access to your system remotely and crash it , if it is SMB enabled. Windows Xp, 2k, are NOT affected as they dont have this driver.

This vulnerability has been identified by Laurent Gaffié and he haas blogged it in here .

more technical info here

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