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Microsoft patches new Windows flaw

Microsoft has detailed a new vulnerability in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that could enable an attacker to remotely execute malicious code. The software maker described the problem as “important,” its second-highest rating for such problems. Antivirus software maker Symantec, meanwhile, characterised the vulnerability as “high risk,” citing the impact that there could be if the vulnerability was successfully exploited. The flaw exists in the way Windows’ Help and Support Centre validates information that is sent to it. The software maker released a patch for the vulnerability and urged customers to “install the update at the earliest opportunity”. The patch is posted to the company’s security website, as is a bulletin outlining the flaw. Full Story

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