Vista buffer-overflow vulnerabilities exposed

Wednesday, 14 February 2007, 1:27 PM EST

Microsoft Corp.'s Vista operating system might well be Redmond's most secure client operating environment to date, but that doesn't—and couldn't—mean Vista is completely unassailable.

Security researchers have already identified a potential Speech Recognition exploit in Vista, for example, and last week another new vulnerability came to the fore—in this case, one which targets third-party software running on Vista. While the new exploit doesn't actually stem from a flaw in Vista itself, it does illustrate that Vista, even with next-gen features such as its user access control (UAC) technology, is nonetheless pregnable.

At ESJ.

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