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.

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