Microsoft warns on three critical bugs
Microsoft has warned Windows users of three 'critical' security vulnerabilities present in the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service used in its Windows operating system.
The company has also provided a new patch for the earlier security vulnerability in a Windows Distributed Component Object Model RPC interface.
The first two vulnerabilities uncovered yesterday could allow a buffer overflow to enable hackers to execute arbitrary code, while the third could result in a denial of service (DoS) attack.
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- Vulnerability: Microsoft Windows Operating Systems Shell Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (17 July 2003)