Researcher to show code for 'wormable' Windows flaw

Thursday, 13 July 2006, 4:33 PM EST

With security vendors worrying that a recently patched Windows bug may lead to a major worm outbreak, the researcher who discovered the flaw said Wednesday that he is weeks away from releasing code that exploits the problem.

HD Moore, developer of the Metasploit hacking tool, has developed software that could be used to crash a system that has not received Microsoft's MS06-035 update, released Tuesday. However, the software could not be used to create the kind of self-replicating worm that some vendors see as a possibility, he said.

At InfoWorld.

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