Microsoft Firewalls - massive holes

Discussion in 'System Security & Infection Support' started by James, May 21, 2003.

  1. James

    James Photojournalist VIP Member

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    Just in case you missed a warning on Microsoft's Knowledge Base last week, be aware that its Internet Connection Firewall and its Basic Firewall do not block Internet Protocol Version 6 traffic.

    And this applies to:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 64-Bit Datacenter Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 64-Bit Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
    • Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2002
    • Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2002 SP1
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP1
    • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1
    • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    For now MS says the only work-around is to get a 3rd party software firewall that protects from IPv6 or get a hardware router that does, until they come with a patch.

    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 306203
     
    James, May 21, 2003
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    I dont think anyone should rely on Microsoft's basic Firewall. But they should still release a fix as soon as possible, I know alot of "regular" users that think they are secure if they have this turned on, but at the same time, I dont think they have activated Ipv6.

    I have activated Ipv6 but I haven't really noticed a huge difference in speed, maybe im just too demanding :q
     
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