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More zero-day attacks plague Microsoft users


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« on: October 09, 2006, 04:16:18 am »

Security researcher HD Moore published a module for the Metasploit framework this week that includes exploit code for a previously unknown Windows shell vulnerability.

Microsoft warned users of the issue on Thursday in a security advisory, saying that public report have pinpointed an ActiveX component as the source of the vulnerability, but that component merely exposes the vulnerable Windows shell. The flaw affects every version of the operating system, except for default installations of Windows 2003, the company said.

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2006, 08:31:35 am »

Microsoft make me laugh.

'We've been alerted to a security problem that could result in your computer exploding, but we won't release a patch until next month, or if sufficiant computers exploded before this date to warrant an early release'

I mean whats so hard about uploading a file to a web site database for download that it has to wait for a month?
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006, 12:00:09 pm »

Microsoft makes more money if computers explode/melt/crash.
that way people have to buy new machines.
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