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Microsoft warns about application security flaw

Microsoft warns about application security flaw

Microsoft issued an advisory on Monday about a security issue that could leave many Windows applications vulnerable to attack.

The advisory deals with a type of attack mechanism known as DLL preloading, or binary planting. Although the attack mechanism is not new or entirely unique to Windows, Microsoft acknowledged that there appears to be a new remote-attack vector that could allow more systems to be attacked quickly.

Two researchers at the University of California at Davis published a paper earlier this year on how programs that were vulnerable could be automatically detected. In recent days, security expert and Metasploit creator HD Moore published more information about this issue and is adding the vulnerability to his Metasploit program.

Read More/Source: C|Net

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