Microsoft Warns About 17-year-old Windows Bug
Jan 22, 2010, 17:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart J. Johnston)
"Microsoft acknowledged that a security researcher has located a
17-year-old hole in Windows that could be used to take over a
user's system and said it plans a patch.
"However, compromising a user's PC would not be easy, requiring
physical access to the machine as well as authenticated password
access, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) said in a Security Advisory
"The hole, which originated with the release of Windows NT back
in 1993 and is present in every 32-bit version of Windows since,
including Windows 7, was discovered by Tavis Ormandy, a Google
security team member in Switzerland."