Malware may hide behind long names in Windows registry

Tuesday, 30 August 2005, 3:22 PM EST

Security experts have found a vulnerability in the Windows operating system that could allow malware to lurk undetected in long string names of the Windows Registry.

According to a security advisory by Secunia, the weakness is caused by an error in the Windows Registry Editor Utility's handling of long string names.

By Elizabeth Montalbano at InfoWorld.

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