Two New Windows Flaws Revealed in Time for Christmas
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Two new wide-spread and far-reaching security flaws have been identified in Windows. And not content to just identify the flaws, the Chinese “security” (and Aunty uses the term advisedly) firm, VenusTech, has also posted the code necessary to exploit the flaws. That story was picked up and posted by the Chinese security forum, Xfocus Team.

Gee, guys, thanks.


According to CNet news, one of the vulnarabilities, the Window’s “LoadImage” function, “could enable an attacker to compromise a victim’s PC when the computer displays a specially crafted image placed on a Web site or in an e-mail”. Whee!

The other exploitable flaw is in, of all things, the Windows Help program (ironic, eh ?), and can affect any program which calls up Help.

No comment from Microsoft was available at the time of the story breaking, and of course most of corporate America is on skeleton crew because of the holidays.

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