'Important' Windows flaw could turn critical

Wednesday, 14 July 2004, 5:06 PM EST

Security experts are bracing themselves for a spate of new worms and viruses designed to exploit of the seven new vulnerabilities announced by Microsoft on Tuesday as part of its monthly patch cycle.

Of the new vulnerabilities, Windows Shell (MS04-024)--has been picked out by security experts as a potential target for future worms and viruses.

Ben Nagy, senior security engineer at security researcher firm eEye, said he expects the Windows Shell bug to be the most serious threat--despite Microsoft rating the problem as 'important' rather than 'critical'.

By Munir Kotadia at ZDNet.

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