Microsoft: bypass is not a security threat
A method of bypassing security features in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) isn't actually a security threat, Microsoft has claimed.
The software giant downplayed the seriousness of a security hole publicized on Monday by Russian security firm Positive Technologies. Positive published a patch for the hole, which could allow an attacker to bypass SP2's Data Execution Protection (DEP), after waiting for more than a month for a Microsoft response, it said.
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