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CNET: Microsoft's Borrowed Code May Pose Risk

Mar 15, 2002, 13:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

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"On Thursday, researchers reported that at least nine of Microsoft's major applications--including Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, DirectX, Messenger and Front Page--appear to incorporate borrowed code from the compression library and could be vulnerable to a similar attack.

"Microsoft representatives said that the software giant's security response team is investigating the zlib flaw and that some Microsoft applications use code from that compression library. However, the team hasn't yet determined which applications use the library and whether those applications are vulnerable.

"'It's not a foregone conclusion that the applications are affected,' a company representative said..."

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