MS15-002: Vulnerability in the Windows Telnet service could cause remote code execution: January 13, 2015

Summary

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends specially crafted packets to an affected Windows-based server. Only customers who enable this service are vulnerable. By default, Telnet is installed but not enabled on Windows Server 2003. By default, Telnet is not installed on Windows Vista and later operating systems.

Introduction

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-002. To learn more about this security bulletin:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates:
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Security solutions for IT professionals:
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Help protect your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware:
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Local support according to your country:
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Security update deployment information

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows Server 2003 file information
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 file information
Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 file information
File hash information
Properties

Article ID: 3020393 - Last Review: Jan 13, 2015 - Revision: 1

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