Microsoft security flaw moderate this month

Tuesday, 22 June 2004, 10:49 AM EST

Microsoft Corp. recently issued a security update for a 'Denial of Service' vulnerability that exists in the IDirectPlay4 application programming interface (API) of its DirectPlay, according to a statement on the company's website.

"If a user is running a networked DirectPlay application, an attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability can cause the DirectPlay application to fail," it says. The user would have to restart the application to resume functionality.

According to security firm Symantec, this flaw is due to a failure of the affected library to properly handle malformed network data.

At The Age.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Compromised cPanel "Account Suspended" pages redirect to exploit kit

The code redirects visitors to another URL where the Fiesta exploit kit is hosted, which then tries to detect and exploit several vulnerabilities in various software. If it succeeds, the visitors are saddled with a banking Trojan.


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

Fri, Feb 27th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //