Microsoft patches holes in Windows

Posted by Dan on Jul 10, 2003 @ 8:56 AM

Microsoft on Wednesday warned of three new security gaps in its software, including one "critical" Windows flaw that could allow a hacker to run unauthorized code on victims' PCs.

The most serious of the flaws is what is known as a buffer overrun vulnerability, which could allow an attacker to use an unchecked buffer to run their own executable code.

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Because the security hole can be exploited without any action on the part of the user, Microsoft described it as critical, the highest rating in the software maker's four-level system.

Microsoft patches holes in Windows

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