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Friday, August 12, 2005

Windows 2000 Users Dealing With Wave of Bugs

Windows 2000 users have had a hard week.
While they're still waiting for Microsoft to repair and re-release the last official update to the aging operating system -- dubbed Update Rollup 1 -- they also found out this week that they're the most at risk to a pair of critical vulnerabilities disclosed by Microsoft.

Windows 2000 systems present the easiest target for the Plug and Play and print spooler vulnerabilities, Microsoft acknowledged in Tuesday's security bulletins. "Windows 2000 systems are primarily at risk from this vulnerability," the Redmond, Wash.-based developer said in the Plug and Play bulletin, and repeated the warning in the bulletin dedicated to the print spooler bug. (For the latter flaw, Windows XP SP1, which has been superseded by SP2, is just as vulnerable as Windows 2000.)

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