A flaw in the way Windows handles dynamic-link library and related files likely affects hundreds of applications and has already been used in malicious attacks in the wild.
One of Microsoft's three Patch Tuesday updates also addresses a dynamic-link library (DLL) vulnerability that has plagued applications recently.
The software maker says that it is looking into an issue that may leave many Windows programs subject to an attack mechanism known as DLL preloading, or binary planting.
Causes a denial-of-service (crash) and can allow remote access
Causes a denial-of-service (crash) and can allow remote access.
Three malformed dll files could trigger a denial of service attacks
When Windows Server 2003 ships in April, it will use .Net Framework 1.1 to get rid of one of the biggest headaches for Windows users and administrators alike, says Microsoft.