When Microsoft released an out-of-cycle patch, one of the standout inclusions was the recent Pre-Beta release of their new operating system Windows 7. The highly anticipated OS, which also comes as a source of debate for Vista fans, is affected by the same remote code execution vulnerability that affects all the other production platforms.

Earlier this afternoon, Microsoft released MS08-067, which is an out-of-cycle security patch that should be added to this month’s security patch cycle for both IT departments and home users.

The patch centers on a vulnerability in the Server service, which is enabled by default on Windows 2000, Windows XP (all versions), and Windows Server 2003. The vulnerability is triggered if the system receives a malicious RPC request.

Source- The Tech Herald