Gartner slams MS security after latest flaw

Thursday, 3 October 2002, 11:26 AM EST

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.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Internet of Things: Bracing for the data flood

Whether we think we should be connecting the IoT and our existing systems together or not, the basic imperative to extract business intelligence from the raw information will demand that the connection takes place.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Tue, Jul 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //