Gartner slams MS security after latest flaw
The latest flaw with a major Microsoft product shows Redmond is unlikely to have anything that approximates to secure software until 2004 at the earliest.
That's the damning assessment of analysts Gartner in response to a serious, but little publicised, vulnerability with FrontPage Server Extensions that emerged last week.
The vulnerability could be used in denial-of-service attack or possibly manipulated to run arbitrary code on vulnerable servers. MS has released a patch to fix the problem, which arises in a buffer overrun flaw with the SmartHTML Interpreter component of FrontPage Server Extensions.
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