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vinref
30-01-2005, 03:02 PM
Buffer and heap overflows are commonly used to launch worms and viruses. No comment from MS as yet. I do hope MS releases a patch soon, and make it available to everyone running a valid copy of XP or not, to prevent those bloody Windows machines spewing out more spam. The discoverers of the vulnerability seem to have a patch though. The announcement is here (http://news.com.com/Report+Major+Windows+security+update+foiled/2100-1002_3-5555448.html). The technical description of the vulnerability is here (http://www.maxpatrol.com/ptmshorp.asp).