Originally posted by Logik!
RPC Vulnerability - Remote Shutdown
Warning: RPC Exploits Have Been Created
One of the main RPC Exploits that is floating around will shutdown your system remotely. If you are victimized by this vulnerability, you will see the following:
"This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off.
Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM
Message: Windows must now restart because the
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service terminatd unexpectedly."
You need to install a firewall as quickly as possible, then download and install the patch.
And for all those of you who had previously been suffering from Messenger pop-ups, and resolved it by simply disabling the Messenger Service, you are vulnerable to this.
Make sure you've patched your systems and properly configured your firewalls.
Here's the bulletin: