Bug in Windows Could Compromise System

By TS | Thomas
Dec 19, 2002
  1. Unchecked Buffer in Windows Shell Could Enable System Compromise

    An unchecked buffer exists in one of the functions used by the Windows Shell to extract custom attribute information from audio files. A security vulnerability results because it is possible for a malicious user to mount a buffer overrun attack & attempt to exploit this flaw.

    Affected Software:
    Windows XP Home Edition
    Windows XP Professional
    Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    Windows XP Media Center Edition

    Patch availability:
    Microsoft Windows XP;
    32 bit edition
    64 bit edition
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